Let's see...what else have I been up to. Oh, my hubby and I are completely booked for our Vegas trip as well as registered for the Rock and Roll 1/2 marathon on December 4th! I cannot wait, it is going to be such a blast. There are 2 other couples heading down as well- Cynthia and Gene (Will's brother) and Tiana and Bill. Cynthia, Tiana, Will and myself will be running the half marathon. There are a few details that still need to be worked out (childcare) but otherwise we are set!
I feel like my training is going great, I have really enjoyed the RLRF program and am constantly seeing improvement in my pace times. I am also on track to meet my goal of running 1,000 miles this year- I am currently at 879! That means as long as I run at least 16 miles each week I will definitely hit my goal. I am finding myself on my treadmill a bit more frequently, although I still make sure all of my long runs are outside. Sometimes I just don't have time to drive somewhere and run and the treadmill is the best option- especially for the speed work on my track repeats/tempo runs. Good thing I don't mind treadmill running too much! I am currently putting together a fun and motivational board to hang in front of the TM so I have something to look at while I sweat my butt off.
Here is a fun speed work drill I did last week on the treadmill: 1 mile warm up, starting off at a 9:40 pace and moving up to about 8:40 or so by the end. Then I ran 1/4 mile at 7:35. Then I ran 1/4 mile at 10:00 for recovery. I repeated that 10 times! I followed that with a cool down mile around 9:20 or so, ending around 9:40 again. Try this sometime- let me know how it goes! I actually enjoy my speed work sessions, they are difficult and satisfying.
|My feet- after running 15 miles! Do they look as tired as they felt?|
|My amazing view|
|Fall has got to be the most beautiful time to run!|
|After my 15 mile run- I had to take the advice on my hat multiple times!!!|