So here are two quick items that fall under the "time" category.
- I ran my fastest mile ever yesterday, and it happened to come at the end of a tough 10 mile work out. I ran a 6:07 in my last of six one-mile repeats. If I had known how close I was to getting under 6:00 I would have really gone for it as I did not give it an all-out effort, but that was not the point of the workout, and now I know that a sub-6 minute mile is doable. :) The whole work-out was a two-mile warm up, 6x1 mile repeats (with much needed two-minute rest intervals) and then a two-mile cool down. All six of the mile repeats ended up being at a 6:21 pace or better (6:21, 6:17, 6:13, 6:17, 6:15, 6:07) and I ran it out on the road, not on the track. It was a hard effort but great at the same time.
- I am running a half marathon on Saturday. And Coach Rick has asked me to run it WITHOUT MY GARMIN. For real. Something about running by feel, not obsessing over splits, enjoying racing, etc. etc. etc. Being honest here - I did sort of panic at first (although I did agree to it right away because I truly trust and respect my coach and we have a great relationship) but now I am even sort of looking forward to it. When I told Josh that Rick wanted me to race without a watch or Garmin he mentioned the amount of pressure I put on myself, and how it will be good for me to go out and have fun and just run.
|This is the Garmin I have. I named him Flash. I love him. :)|
That's all I have TIME to write for now. More soon. :)
Have you ever raced without a watch or Garmin??