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?