05 April 2011

My Last 3 Miler

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 think I have a small obsession with lip gloss.  I usually apply it about 300 times a day and it is a MUST for when I am running.  I don't really know what it is, but wearing it just makes me run faster!  Ok, probably not, but it feels good and I prefer to be wearing it!!  Anyways, what I really want is to go buy a new tube of my very favorite kind (clinique superbalm in raspberry) because it is almost empty.  But I seem to have more than enough lip gloss to last me for a while.  Hmmmm...decisions decisions.  And my tube of philosophy orange jelly bean is missing.  Has anyone seen it??? 

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!!! 

1 comment:

  1. wow 15 miles. thats crazy!! good luck! I need to run 8 miles tomorrow and my race is sunday.. AHH scary!