Non running things that happened:
-Convinced my guy friends to drive 30 minutes from campus to hit up a KFC. Then washed that down with a donut. But it's cool, I'm a runner.
-Got over my fear of running in tight long running pants. Since the weather has been getting cooler, I had to get over this fear sometime.
-Went for a spontaneous bubble tea excursion with a friend.
|Yay sugar! I love long runs that allow me to consume extra calories.|
|I pretend that I'm a dancer with my legwarmers.|
Monday: 5 miles 9:07/mile pace.
Even though this is faster than I normally run my easy runs, it felt good. And I was able to hold it.
Wednesday: 3 miles 9:33/mile
I decided that I was going to start following a training plan and start doing tempos and intervals. So I took it easy for preparation for Wed. I kept what was supposed to be my easy speed. It felt like I was going super slow, but it didn't feel easy.
I was planning on a midnight run with the bf after getting all our work done, but didn't happen. Notice that also speedwork or tempos didn't happen. Right after my 3 miler, I decided that intervals and tempos were stressful and that I wanted to put it off.
Friday: 5 miles 8:29/mile
After a mile, I decided to really push the pace, even up a hill. I ran all the way up to the stables at my school. And used it as an excuse to stop/take pictures. I didn't get any good pics with my phone and managed to scare the horse. But I did have a great paced run.
|I powered through the beginning even though it's almost all uphill.|
Saturday: Planned 8 miles
Sunday: 8 miles 9:30/mile
Dragged myself out for 8 miles. It was miserable and slow, but at least I got it done. And I managed to justify why I wasn't following a training plan for my goal half. I convinced myself that I had a mental block against distances over 5 miles, so I just need to focus on running longer even during week days. Planning workouts during running is like going shopping when hungry. Not a good idea! I wanted to quit after 5 miles, but the bf joined me for the last 3 miles. Running is always easier with a buddy.
|My bf, AKA running buddy. He's the one in the middle, not the kid on the left. That would make me a pedophile.|
It's great to have running buddies.
|My running buddy when I'm visiting my bf's house. Best part is that he lives on a farm, so no leash for the dog. He just sort of trots next to me or goes off and comes back every once in a while. No fighting with a leash!|
What was your favorite moment of your week? I hope it was filled with good runs. It's Monday tomorrow, have a happy run filled week!