Today’s Workout: 5 Miles @ 8:15 pace (Easy Day!)
Thanks for all the kind words everyone. I am feeling better and training has picked back up right where I had left off. Tuesday night I ran the New Balance 1 mile Random Relay It was a blast. I warmed up with some friends and found my new “teammates”. Basically you sign up for the race and are grouped with two strangers as your relay team. Each teammate runs 1 mile. When I saw I was teamed up with two speedy high school boys I immediately became intimidated. Why do I do this? I even told a friend that I would be the weak link. It was out of insecurity which was ridiculous. I have to stop beating myself up like that. I ended up with the fastest split of my team and was happy with my 5:36 mile. It was in the middle of a tough week, in my trainers, on a paved trail course, and in 90 degree heat. I was the 2nd runner in the relay and watching the super speedy guys of the first relay leg come in from their turn was awesome and exciting. I really enjoyed it!
A few weeks ago I won a cute gift card to Running, Etc. and it’s been burning a hole in my pocket.
Between the gift card and my athlete discount I made out like a bandit. Anyone want to take a wild guess at how long it will take me to go through this stash? 48 Gu’s total and 16 Honey Stinger Waffles total. I’m thinking I’m set for life. I am only exaggerating a tiny bit. Last year I think I used maybe 15 Gu’s total (including races) but this year I’ve made it a point to run smarter when it comes to nutrition so we’ll see how many I end up with.
Every once in a while (ok maybe once a week) Renee High will text me asking if I want to join on some crazy hard workout. She is such a killer. Tomorrow is one of those monster workout days. We will run 18 total with the Allen Stone BraveHeart Memorial 5K thrown in towards the end. What am I willing to do to get to the next level? Whatever it takes!
Have a great weekend everyone! Happy Training!