GBN: Week 6Posted: August 30, 2012
Week 6 was a huge success. I got in some quality running and I am feeling stronger than ever. I didn’t get in as many runs as I would have liked, but the running I did do was high quality.
I also have some big news. I’ve mentioned that I’ll be running the Adirondack Ragnar Relay at the end of September…it’s a 193 mile relay completed by a team of 12. I am so excited for the chance to do this. But now… I have something else to train for!
I did the 2009 Army Ten Miler and although I didn’t properly train for it, I managed to finish with an okay time. I am super excited for another chance to do it. Huge thank you to James Brown for the opportunity! This year, the race is 2 days before my 25th birthday. I’m considering it an early birthday present to myself.
Anyway, onto week 6!
1. Friday Morning-4.6 Miles, with hills. I was so tempted to hit the snooze, but I knew I wouldn’t get a run in if I did… so I headed out. I realized that it’s time to start training. This was one of the best runs I’ve had in a long time. It was hard, but overall it was a great run.
2. Tuesday night-brisk two miles. So Tuesday morning, after waking up late, I packed a bag full of running clothes and decided I’d have to pound the pavement in the dark. The hubs and I headed to a regular running spot and did a fast two miles
3. Wednesday-6.3 miles. This was meant to be a bit of a recovery run, as I had pushed myself the night before. I ended up averaging about a 9:54 pace, although my last mile was much faster. I felt good. Really good.
4. Thursday-4.6 easy, with a long slow hill. My legs felt pretty tight today, so I slowed up a bit. It felt good to unwind and just… run!
I am still getting used to the new running shoes, but so far they feel good!
Overall, this week was a good one. My office is currently under construction-and a bit crazy. The restaurant has been busy…and I’ve been busy, besides. With all of this, I’ve been drained and getting up in the morning has been next to impossible…but I’ve been making time to run, regardless and that is the most important part. I felt really good about all the workouts I did and am still surprised at what I am able to do.
I still want to get into the habit of running in the morning and I am going to work on picking up some speed for next week.
With another race to train for, I definitely have some new incentive.
See you next week…and happy running!