So, I had a whole different post written up and ready to publish today BUT instead I have to tell you about last night’s run!
I don’t have any pictures to share because I was totally focused….
Pretty sure my Garmin has never seen that pace before!
My speedwork last night consisted of four miles: one mile warmup, one mile cool down, and two miles alternating 1 min hard, 1 min easy.
I was mostly running my hard intervals at around 9:15 – 10:30 pace but a few times I saw my pace dip into the 8:30 range and then coming down the bridge I totally saw it drop into the 7s!
HAD to text my coach right after!
The lowest pace I saw was 7:55 but apparently I even hit 7:37 at one point! I’m sure it was when I was running the downhill of the bridge and had the wind at my back…. but I’ll take it! I mean, I really had no idea my body was capable of these paces at all!
The best part was that I felt really in control the whole time! This is a pretty big deal because I used to feel like a baby bird flailing about while learning to fly for the first time whenever I ran fast!
Maybe, just possibly, there is a faster runner deep down inside of me after all!
I don’t mind being a slow runner, somebody has to be at the back-of-the-pack, but maybe it doesn’t always have to be me!
So, last week I wrote about potentially dropping out of the Palm Beaches Half this coming weekend and the other day I made that decision final. My first DNS.
I’m now 110% focused on running my very best half in Miami at the end of January!
Photo Credit: Miami Marathon FB Page
I’m honestly feeling really happy about dropping out of Palm Beaches. I just couldn’t get myself excited about the race even after a good 11-miler last weekend and some great workouts recently.
Instead I’ll run an easy 14-miler this weekend, my longest run since the marathon back in October! 🙂 I can’t wait!
What is your #1 running (or workout) goal RIGHT NOW? Anyone going for a 5K PR before the end of the year?