Hello world! I am here and feeling refreshed. After a relatively hectic week at work, I am relieved that tomorrow is Friday and I had a really great run with team ELK today.
Our goal was to set out for 5 miles, which is the longest we will have run together. Aided by Helga (the cruel trainer AKA my Garmin), we took off for our run. The first mile, we talked, giggled and it flew by (12:31). The second mile, we started to seperate a little as our paces varied, and I focused on lengthening my strides, powered through my "point of death" and felt great (11:51). We decided to walk at 2.5 miles and walk until 3 miles (15:02). The 3rd mile was slow, but we ran and talked and laughed (to the point where I thought I might have to stop running because I was doubled over so much--seriously, I love these girls) (13:32). Finally, the last mile, we seperated out. Its fairly hilly and I prefer to power up a hill fairly fast, instead of take it at a steady pace, and I pulled ahead, finishing my last mile in 11:21. Sweet last mile, but I think its a sign that I really should be running faster throughout my runs and working on my speed because I can handle it as much as I think I might die.
The husband went out with me on Tuesday to run intervals. We decided on .10 sprints, .10 walking (I was pushing for .05 walks, but he was not feeling it). He thought it was a good workout for him and more interesting than just running, but I felt bored. I just never got to the happy place I get when I just run. Its certainly helpful that I do these runs, but I have a hard time talking myself into them.
The Broad Street Run is only 10 days away and I really want to improve on my ten-mile time. I am curious though; I had planned on a long (12 miles) on Sunday (Katye--NCR at 9:30???), but should I do it a week before a race?? I hear a lot about tapering, but honestly, is that something I should think about doing since I don't even run that fast? It probably seems like a dumb question, but I really unsure of what to do!
How is April almost over? Does it not seem like this whole year is flying by?!?
I hope you all have a great night?! What are you excited for this weekend?