Monday, October 31, 2011

Training - 19 Days Until LHF Race

Got out this morning for a great run. The temperature was perfect. Very little wind and it was nice and calm out. This was a needed run. I don't know what my deal has been lately, but my eating habits have been terrible. With a little less than 3 weeks until the race I really need to tune in my eating and knock off a few pounds.

With that being said, I really wanted a run yesterday. With all the little stresses in life I did not make it out the door yesterday. I typically run in the morning, but the rain came and sitting in the rain watching Aiden play his final flag football game of season I was not motivated to go back outside. So yes, I made excuses and was not strong enough to battle my way outside.

This morning I was strong enough. I took off for a 5 mile run and ended up running 6 miles. I finished the run in 47:55 for a 7:58 pace. The last mile I really pushed my body and mind to endure being tired. I need to push myself. I need to get my mind right and get focused. This little test was just what the doctor ordered.

Mile 1: 8:30
Mile 2: 8:16
Mile 3: 8:13
Mile 4: 7:55
Mile 5: 7:33
Mile 6: 7:19

I am planning for a at least 20 miles running and 25 on the bike this week. Off to a great start this week.

Amazing job to all the runners this weekend at state. I have followed many of you and your hard work all season shows in the results. There are too many of you who are not only amazing runners, but amazing people.
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