Ok, I caved. I joined Twitter. I have to say I really like it! If you want to follow me (and find me so I can follow you) I am @SeeMomRunFar. :)
Yesterday was "track Tuesday" and my work out called for 4x1200 and 4x400. I did a half mile warm up, then the intervals with a one-lap rest interval in between, and then a half mile cool down (6.75 miles total).
Here are the splits
1st 1200 - 5:12 (6:59 pace)
2nd 1200 - 5:12 (6:59 pace)
3rd 1200 - 5:12 (6:59 pace) - Don't ask me how I was that consistent... don't think I could do it again if I tried!
4th 1200 - 5:02 (6:46 pace)
1st 400 - 1:33 (6:18 pace)
2nd 400 - 1:32 (6:13 pace)
3rd 400 - 1:31 (6:10 pace)
4th 400 - 1:28 (5:58 pace)
These are all slightly faster than my training plan calls for, but I am not trying to be. I am running them on feel and checking the "pace" on my Garmin once or twice per lap. I am not good yet at having a feel for what a certain interval time feels like.
But I guess if I am finishing strong and not slowing up during the work out I am doing ok, right? I am new at all of this!
The track workouts are tough, but I am really liking them. These last couple of weeks are the first time in my life I have ever run on a track (I never ran in school) and something about it makes me feel like a "real" runner (silly I know!)
Today was an easy six mile run. Well, it would have been easy if my stomach wasn't acting up. Good grief I had to make TWO emergency pit stops. Thank goodness that summertime = construction = portapotties. I really get so frustrated with my stomach issues.
Tomorrow I have a 10 mile run with four of the miles at my tempo pace of 7:36 ish.
And I have a half marathon coming up on July 9. I am not really "training" for it specifically since I just started my marathon training for Top of Utah, although I definitely want to race it. I have no idea what to expect though. I have only done one half and finished in 2:04, but that was over a year ago (and three marathons ago) and I have a lot more endurance and am a lot faster now. I guess I am shooting for a sub 1:50, but we shall see how it goes. Either way it should be super fun because it is a local race and there will be tons of people we know participating.
One of my good friends sent me this picture this morning and it made me laugh. Love it! Enjoy!!! :)