The run itself was pretty decent. It was 8 miles in total with 5 at tempo pace. Today my tempo goal was 7:32 pace. I won't lie, it didn't feel very good but as I was running along feeling sorry for myself I realized that everything I do now in training, will make my marathon seem that much easier. Don't get me wrong, I have no visions about running a marathon being easy in any regard but I really think that if I work hard now, I will at least be as prepared for it as I can. If nothing else, that kind of thinking will definitely help me through the next 14+ weeks of training as my "long" runs become my maintenance miles, my "5 at tempo" turn into "10 miles at tempo" and my long runs reach into the 20's. And hopefully, in turn,
Today, I did do it and it really wasn't bad as I feared it would be.
8.17 miles total 1:03:51
5 miles @ 7:22 average
overall average 7:49 pace
If you're looking for a little fun today, head over to SUAR where everyone is playing the anagram game.
Or if you're more in the benevolent mood, Marcia (who is one of the nicest people I've never met) is raising money for an excellent cause, you should definitely check it out HERE.