nice tempo fatso

in continued pace specific workouts- last night i ran a tempo workout with my coach.

we did a 60 minute run

15 minute warm-up (8:50mm)

5 minute up tempo (7:25)

5 minute easy (8:50)

4 minute up tempo (7:25)

4 minute easy (8:50)

3 minute tempo…

and so on…

She actually tricked me- she’d said we’d hit the tempos at 7:50, after the first one i told her i was surprised that it had felt more challenging than i’d hoped, and she said we were actually pushing 7:25 because she figured i could go faster. i’m into it.

when i got home i did something VERY unusual for me. I stretched and foam rolled for a full half hour. game changer! i woke up today and felt like i have new legs. seriously. i have been in somewhat worrying pain and soreness for the past four days- and wouldn’t you know, there’s really something to this whole stretching thing!

yeah- it took me a few years to figure that one out.

tonight i’ve got 6 miles with the running team. this will likely be just sub marathon pace, so tomorrow i’ll do an easy 6 mile run. this weekend i have a 15 mile run close to marathon pace- i really hope it goes well. i feel like it will give me confidence if it does. here and there i get in my head that i’m kidding myself with my goal paces.

but generally i’m feeling good. i am loving running with my coach, and i trust her. she’s cutting my miles down, and she’s super into recovery runs. this is something i’ve not done before!

it’s already august- i have a 10 mile race next month, and a half in october- those will be good tests of my fitness and pacing. clearly i’m getting ahead of myself.

why is the NY marathon so scary?

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  1. The NYC marathon does not feel scary to me . . . yet. I know that my opinion will change around the first week of October. I need to find a half-marathon to do soon, too.

    Happy training.

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      1. I total agree. I like the SI Half, because you do not have to sit in front of the computer waiting for registration to open. Unfortunately, I will be teaching Saturdays and Sundays this semester, and I do not want to take off too many days. I’m still debating if I can swing running Montreal’s Half-Marathon next month.

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