I can't believe I only have 10 more weeks to go!! Every week that passes by I feel more and more confident about the Marathon.
After last Saturdays 15 miler, I took Sunday completely off. I laid around and let my body rest. I have not been giving my body enough rest days, so even though I felt lazy I stuck through with it. Monday morning came and I was ready to roll!!
Monday AM: 1441
PM: 6 Miles 7:54 pace
Tuesday AM: 7 Miles 8:20 pace
1200 - 5:02 6:40 pace
1600 - 6:41
2000 - 8:17 6:33 pace
1200 - 4:52 6:24 pace
Thursday: 8 Miles 8:19 pace
Saturday 16 Miles
Wednesday track was killer - but I killed it!!! I felt amazing, and finally felt like I was getting some speed back. He had me in group 5b but I was running 4b times - AND look how I got faster!!! Most people got slower and died, but I just got stronger. I was high on life that day :)
Saturday I woke up at 3:40 and was running by 4:25. I wanted to get in a little over 7 miles before the Sharks start at 5:30 am. Since it isn't really safe/smart to be running alone that early, I met up with another group for the first 8. This group is FAST. Like sub 3 hours fast... sub 18 minute 5k fast... but yet, their long run easy runs are so slow...
First 8 Miles:
I was really happy with the run overall. The second half I still felt great, and could have kept going. My over stops only added up to 14 minutes - which included a long break before the shark start since I got there a little too early. (compared to last weeks 15 miles which was over 20 minutes!!)
After the 16 miles I went and did 2 hours of Seal Strength & Conditioning -- crazy yes, but it was awesome and so much fun!! I am super sore today... which I know was from the boot camp....