But running wise, last week was great. Sort of. . . But I'll talk about the good news first.
Thursday: I meant to go for easy 3 miles, but my cousin convinced me to go to the local track to see how fast we can do a mile. So for the first time in about four years, I ran on a track. Now, to give a bit of background, a seven minute mile has been like the four minute mile for me. Whenever we did the mile in high school, I could not run faster than 7 minutes. So after picking up running during this summer, I was afraid to try. We decided to run half a mile for warm up, then the mile, then the rest of 1.5 miles as cool down. During the half mile warm up, I felt as nervous as I had before my first 5K. But I did it! I did a mile in 6:26 min. Oh yeah, Go me! (Insert my embarrassing success dance). So now, I can chance the elusive five minute something mile.
Friday: Much needed recovery.
Saturday: My first 12 miler. *Fist Pump* So being the klutz that I am, I twisted my ankle two miles into the run.
Documented clumsy moment from the winter.
Luckily, I was not too much worse for wear and continued on. There were also tons of bikers and other runners who witnessed my moment of weakness. I was too embarrassed to stop for long. I ran 9:39/min for the whole thing. And to celebrate the tremendous burning of calories, I then proceeded to consume a whole chipotle burrito. And this is why the week was sort of good. I had a long week of chugging along and started feeling twinges of pain.
So Sunday was a rest day.
And now on Monday, on a day that I was supposed to do speedwork, I opted for easy 4 miler. Even though my taper officially starts next week, I figured it's better to be safe than sorry. Not to mention I forked over 40 whole dollars for the half. It's not exorbitant price for a half, in face it's really well priced, but for a college student, it's a treat.
Here's a photo I found hilarious on I <3 to run page on facebook. I liked it, and now I have reminders to run instead of wasting time on facebook.
Not me yet. But it will be. However I will say that one who runs 12 miles for fun is scary too.
Now I hope everyone's week started off right and with a run! Now I have to finalize my schedule and wake up at 4AM for add drop thanks to the time difference between east coast and pacific coast.
Here's a question: Should I opt to take a technical chemical engineering course which might help me on the job hunt or should I take an intermediate Spanish course? Or I could just take less courses and keep up with running. :)