Today was officially my last 3 mile run for this training cycle. Which I am fine with because really, how is a 3 mile run helping me run a marathon??? I was in the mood to just RUN and see how hard I could push myself. I know, I know, I said I was done with speed work. But if the mood strikes, you just need to go for it right? So I put on Linkin Park radio on Pandora and set my treadmill to an 8 minute pace for the first mile, 7:47 for mile 2 and 7:30 for mile 3. It felt wonderful and terrible all at the same time but I finished in 23:20 and couldn't have been happier! My overall pace was 7:46 over 3 miles. Rad!
I am starting to get a bit nervous for my long run this week. It is a 15 miler, and I have never run farther than 13.1 before. I am not worried that I won't be able to do it, I am confident in my ability. I just don't really know what to expect. Fear of the unknown I suppose. Our soccer game this week is also on Saturday, so that will be interesting. I am going to make an attempt to play, but who knows how my body is going to feel!!!