Wednesday, August 31, 2011
so far, so good
Just a quick update on my "re-building base" phase of marathon training.
I woke early TWO days in a row to make sure I got to run.
Monday I ran about 3.6 miles and my average pace was under 10:00min. Mama likes this! I was reminded that it's not until after 2 or 3 miles that I really find my groove and want to keep going. That is why training for a race agrees with me. I do love the longer distances. I wonder, after I finish training and run this race, if the marathon distance will be my new favorite, or if I will prefer the half.
Regardless, I can't see myself racing more than one full a year, at least right now while my kids are young and not all in school yet.
Tuesday I ran with my sister (who recently moved back into town! yay!!) at an easier pace. I always want to push myself, but it's good to be forced to go slow. I completed 3.25 miles at around an 11:25min pace.
Today, I'm resting. I definitely COULD run. In fact, I would enjoy it. But Wednesdays are my long day and after waking early two mornings, I knew sleeping later would be good since I won't be done for the day until after 8pm.
I want to do some speedwork tomorrow and an easy run on Friday and aiming for 7 on Saturday.
My training calendar officially starts on October 3rd!