I'm happy to say that week 4 of (blank) training is complete. Since I'm still not 100% sure I'm going to run a full marathon, I'll continue to sound vague about each of my training posts.
Either way I'm running and training for something, so a race will be ran, regardless if it's 13 miles or 26 miles.
This past week I ran tuesday, wednesday, thursday, and a long run on saturday. I did not cross train, which is not cool, but I did spend a glorious 24 hours with Ryan in Charleston. So that trumps cross training any day in my book.
Long run mile splits:
mile 1 - 8:33
mile 2 - 8:20
mile 3 - 8:16
mile 4 - 8:17
mile 5 - 8:14
mile 6 - 8:07
mile 7 - 8:17
mile 8 - 8:22
mile 9 - 8:18
overall pace - 8:18
I'm super proud of my run on Saturday. I pushed myself and kept running, even when I desperately wanted to walk. Aaaannnnndddd I just freaked myself out by looking ahead to week 15 of the Hal Higdon novice training plan, where total mileage is 40 miles (5, 10, 5, 20).
Sigh. I'll just keep putting one foot in front of the other and see how far I can go with all of this training. Oh and my new running shoes should be here by Tuesday. I can't wait to use those for my 10 miler on Saturday.
The Tuesday Before Thanksgiving
3 hours ago