And here is how it went:
Mile 1: 7:32, dodged a fallen tree across the path, a decent sized snake and several walkers.
Mile 2: 7:21, there were some high schoolers who appeared to be setting up for a car wash, I ALWAYS run fast when I see teenagers, like I have something to prove??
Mile 3: 7:41, OUCH side ache, hmmm lack of fitness at higher speeds? I think so.
Mile 4: 7:49, Feeling a little deflated and mentally wanting to stop running fast. I kept telling myself, less than 16 minutes and counting down. This mile has the 2 little baby hills, TOUGH when trying to maintain SPEED.
Mile 5: 7:48, so ready to be done, finally got over the side ache and was SUPER PROUD of the run!
5 Miles 38:14 for 7:38 overall pace!!
With all that has happened the past few weeks (Jury Duty, hubby being gone, death in the family, etc..) my training plan has been thrown a CURVE. I was hoping to get ready for a PR at the Jock N Jill Half Marathon on Labor Day, but now I don't know if I will run it at all. Hmmmmm?? This run proved to me that I have the ability to run sub 8's, I am not sure I have the fitness to hold it from 13.1++ miles. Will see, maybe I will run a spontaneous Half, Amanda style and pull out an unexpected ZONE race. Time will tell.
- Speaking of Amanda, we had a fun 12 miler on Saturday and RAN into Jill, pictures and full details tomorrow.. The return of Tall Mom Test Lab Tuesday and High Five Friday and an Outside PR hosted GIVEAWAY this week. Lots of FUN to come on Tall Mom, so come on back no you hear?? LOL!!