Wednesday I had the dreaded 1600 m. intervals on the schedule. Of course we were under a wind advisory, because that seems to be the name of the game lately. I decided to head to the gym. Speed workouts are actually kind of fun on the treadmill. When I started the run I was shocked at how great my legs felt. I seriously felt like I could've BQ'd if I had tried. (Ok, not at all, but you get the idea.) I hope my legs feel that fresh and great race day. Wowsers! My iPod decided to putz out and me after my warm up mile, so I chose to sing Blink 182 - Miss You over and over in my head during my repeats.
I did 7 miles in 1:02:29 for a pace of 8:56. Average interval pace was 7:47.
|Warm Up||1 Mi||9:39||9:39||9:39|
|Cool Down||0.5 Mi||5:13||1:02:23||10:26|
The once hated 1600 m. repeats are now actually --dare I say it?-- fun. Oy. When did I become a distance runner?!?!?!?!
Thursday night I headed out for an easy 8 miler. Since it was late and already dark when I headed out, I had to run a pretty hilly route to run through a super safe part of town. My legs were feeling the speed workout from the night before. I ran to my old apartment and ran an old route from a few years ago. I love the area of town because it is super safe and there's almost zero traffic, so I don't have to worry about dodging cars. About halfway through the run, it started to rain lightly. I've said it before but I l-o-v-e running in warm rain. It was seriously such a beautiful run.
I did 8 miles in 1:15:23 for a pace of 9:26.
I have a list of things I want to do/need to do in my spare time. Last weekend I finally got around to doing one of the things in the "want to do" category: my inspiration board! Over the last year I've been putting my race bibs on my refrigerator post-race. Well it's getting a bit full, so I wanted to do something with them but to display them a bit better. Behold the board. :)
I have all of the race bibs from every race I ran in that required a bib, including 3 from high school (bottom left corner 2000, middle bottom, and the GREEN one from the state track meet my senior year)! As you can see I've done quite a fit of the races multiple times. I also included some fun inspirational words/quotes/sayings.
My favorite bib because it A) has my name on it B) is not boring and WHITE and C) makes me look FAST because I was in corral A. Haha. Also, Race Like a Girl....you know it!
Pace band for 3:40. Someday. :)
I've had this Green Bay Cellcom Marathon ad cut out of a Runners World magazine for 4 years (hence the super old logo).
Run happy. :)