|I think this wall needs a runner girl, don't you?|
Meanwhile, I have been adding some half marathons to my calendar and they are going to start sneaking up on me while I am busy trying to find some speed! I added a few long runs into my training plan so I will have at least 3 "longish" runs completed before April 7th when I run the High Speed Pursuit Half Marathon in Boise with my long lost BRF (best runner friend) Cynthia. I did a 10 mile run back on Feb. 3rd- I just ran a nice easy pace and enjoyed the day. Then there is my eleven mile run from last Friday. Lets talk about that one a bit.
|LOVE these socks from Road Runner sports. I now have |
orange, pink and blue. They are the best.
I wasn't sure what to do with these long runs as far as my pace was concerned. When I did the 10 mile run I took a hilly route and it was sunny so I just took it easy. But for the 11 mile I thought I would attempt to do the first 7 at my assigned pace (8:50) and then just do the last 4 miles easy. Seems logical right? But then somewhere in the first few miles I decided to just try and keep my pace for the entire run as close to 9:00 as possible. Sure, no problem. I can run track repeats in the 7:30's and tempos at 8:20- of course I can do a long run at 9:00! FYI- the last time I ran beyond 10 miles was at the beginning of December. And my fastest half marathon was done at a pace of 9:05. Did these things occur to me? Nope.
|Allenmore Golf Course- taking my gel and watching the ducks in the pond.|
|Should have been satisfied with that and took my |
time with those last 4 miles!
|I never noticed that walkway before. It made me want to go explore where it went.|
|In front of the new Cheney Stadium- home of the Tacoma Rainiers!|