|Feeling pleased after 8|
But all the same, eight miles is a good run for me, I finished flushed, proud and, exhausted. The problem? I'm running too damn fast. Who on earth would have expected that? My pace averages around 8 minutes 50 seconds. I'm really pleased with it, but if I am going to finish thirteen, I am going to have to slow down, because I am just too worn out. My eighth mile was exhausting. My legs started to feel tight and all I could think about was quitting. I wanted to stop. The idea of pushing for another five miles felt no less than.... insane!
It's hard for me to slow down. I have discovered that (surprise!) I am very competitive and goal oriented. I run with a Nike app. on my phone which constantly barks my pace at me, and I hate to hear it slipping. But I have to let this go, right?
So this weeks plan, at least two shorter runs during the week, and then 9 miles on Sunday. A slower nine miles. Because my goal? My goal is a half marathon in March. And I am going to kill it.
Running friends, any tips and advice you have for me on training would be greatly appreciated!!