That’s right folks…it hit 40 this week..40 miles that is!! Whoo hoo!! This is a goal I have been trying to hit for the last three weeks, so it was a pretty big deal for me!
It seems like this goal has lasted forever, or that I wasn’t going to accomplish it because each week something happened to make me cut back my miles. The first week it was horrible storms and last week it was a little potassium problem! However, this week I finally made it!
I was also supper excited because as I started out my 6 miles today, the final leg and the only thing looming between me the the 40 mile goal, I was feeling rather tired and unmotivated to go fast. I took a deep breath and told myself I was not going to worry about my time…I would just run at a comfortable pace and be fine with that. As i hit the pavement (literally) it took me all of 30 seconds to start looking at my pace and trying to go faster/stay consistent..haha i’m pathetic! anyways, I was really excited when i was able to end my run, feeling really good, with my best time yet…6 miles in 45:30 with my garmin showing an average pace of 7:34! The best part about it was that I really didn’t feel like I was dying or even going super fast…i’m really excited to continue seeing how much I can increase my pace! Now I have to tackle 16 miles on saturday (the furthest distance to date)!
On a side note…I have stated to notice my regulars on the bike path (like the old man with the Huge beard that wears a camel back and walks freaking forever…or the guy who sings at the top of his lungs while walking) but it has freaked me out lately as i run by people and then hear them say..”oh there she is”…or … “that’s the girl..”! So weird..maybe i run like Phoebe on friends or something!
Hopefully i will survive to write another post!