It's been cold here in Tampa all week. I've been lacking motivation to wake up early and have been having to run after work some due to my laziness. I've just been kind of blah about my running - but, no worries, I've still been getting my runs in!!
Monday, I had a crazy tempo on schedule. I didn't even want to attempt it because I thought it was impossible. It read, 2 miles easy, 7:10, 7:05, 7:00, 1 mile easy. Now, I know that I can run a 5K at faster prescribed paces, but the thought of running those paces in the middle of a run just kind of freaked me out.
So, I almost just ran easy for the day.
But, I didn't. I gave myself a 10 second window and made myself just do it. As soon as my watch beeped that my two seconds were up, I went for it. 7:20, 7:14, 7:06 I did it! I successfully cut down the 5 seconds each mile. YAY!
Wednesday morning was freeeezing! Our usual track is getting redone and we had to practice on a middle school concrete track! UGH! The workout was 7 x 800. I would put money down that I'm at least 5-10 seconds slower per 800 on that track. I don't know if it's the concrete or the fact that I don't wear my racers on that track, but oh ... it's horrible!
Goal Time 3:18 (Rest in between = 1:45)
(Side Note - completely attainable time for me, I usually run them a good 5-15 seconds faster).
3:24 - after this one, I decided to move back a group. I was the only one in my group.
Something just wasn't clicking with my running yesterday! Yes, it was windy and dark and freezing ... but that shouldn't matter! Oh well! We can't win them all!
I have a 10K on Saturday ... wish me luck!