Today concludes my 2nd week of training and so far so good!! This next week I step it up to 5 runs and only 2 rest/ cross training days. I hope it’s not too tough!! I’m nervous about running 4 days in a row, because that’s how it works out with my schedule. Anyway, onto this weeks runs:
Monday: strength training/ walking
Tuesday: 6 mile long run @ 10:35 min/ mile pace
Wednesday: strength training/ walking
Thursday: Speed work- 5-4-3-2-1 Fartleck Run, 4 miles total
Friday: 4 miles @ 10:06 min/ mile pace
Sunday: 4 miles @ 9:37 min/ mile pace!!
Total: 18 miles
On to the specifics of today’s 4 miler. I was planning on running the same route as I did for Fridays 4 miler but my plans changed. I ended up staying at my parent’s house last night so I ran a very similar route by their house. Same amount and type of hills, so I felt I could compare the 2 runs pretty equally. But I really pushed it and ran at a 9:37 min/ mile pace! I am so happy about this!! It is so awesome to FINALLY be seeing some improvement in my pace! Here’s my splits:
Mile 1: 10:07
Mile 2: 9:45
Mile 3: 9:33
Mile 4: 9:01
Yay for negative splits! I actually ran this run 2:01 FASTER than Friday’s run! Amazing what a rest day before your run can do!! Ya’ll, I am really just so happy with myself about how I am improving! This is what makes me love to go out and run!! Can’t wait for this weeks training!!
Onto school stuff… Tomorrow is the BIG Anatomy test over half the book! I have been studying ALL weekend :( After studying for 7 hours today, I had to call it quits because my brain was on overload. It’s just so much stuff that I don’t think I would ever feel like I knew it all no matter how much I studied it! Luckily the test isn’t until 2pm tomorrow so I will have time to look over it in the morning. I am SO busy this week and just can’t wait for it to be over with! Not only busy with school stuff, but I have a couple social events to go to and my bestie, Jaime, is coming into town Friday so I have to get as much school stuff done as I can and still get the house clean! Plus, I have a Pharmacology test this week also! Literally, I don’t know how it’s going to all get done. I am dreading the start of the week tomorrow…
On a happier note, I have been waiting all week for these babies to look like this because I had a special recipe I wanted to try!!
And, it tastes 10X better than it looks! Ya’ll must make this ASAP!!
Well I think that’s all I have for now. I am heading to bed early so I can catch up on my sleep! I am hoping lots of sleep= doing really good on my test! Wish me luck!
Posted in: on Sunday, August 30, 2009 at at 8:57 PM