Sunday: 9 miles, thought Gary was broken but really just had the bezel locked, so I (hopefully) overestimated 12 min miles and just ran for 1:48.
Mon: 3 easy miles, around 11:30, then Body Pump
Tue: supposed to be another 3, but took a Rest Day
Wed: 6 mile tempo, goal to have 4 miles at 10:00 followed by Body Pump
- walk 0.25, slow jog 0.25
- Mile 1: 9:39
- Mile 2: 9:28
- walk 0.5
- Mile 3: 10:21
- walk 0.5, run 0.5
- walk 0.25, run 0.25, walk 0.25, run 0.25 (total run time for last mile was 9:22)
Thurs: 3 easy miles, around 11:30
Fri: Rest Day
Sat: plan is 9 miles
Totals: 30 miles (2 were walking during speedwork) + 2 Body Pumps
What I learned? I need a lot of work on speedwork. I have a hard time pacing myself, especially in places where my Garmin doesn't get a great signal and I can't trust the pace it's telling me. I wind up running too fast, then having to take more walk breaks and run slower in the 2nd half of the run. I am new to these kinds of workouts, so I'm hopeful it will get easier.
We are leaving this afternoon to fly to Arkansas for a crawfish boil weekend. I am super excited to see lots of my best friends, most of which I haven't seen in almost a year!! My plan is to not get wild and crazy tonight, so that I can get up and run 9 in the morning. We are going to be in the town where Rich and I went to undergrad (we didn't know each other at the time) and I'm going to run through campus, by my old sorority house, through a park where I used to walk (didn't run back in those days) so it should be really fun to see all those places again!
Good luck to everyone racing this weekend, I'll be checking Twitter for updates!!