Thursday, August 22, 2013

It doesn't get easier, you just get faster- Goodbye 130's

I'm pretty happy right now because things have been going well.  I had a slight cold last week so I bailed on my long run this past Sunday. I only ran 4 miles instead of 8. However, I was able to make up the run a few days later on a Tuesday.  I ran 10 miles. It was hot and muggy but, I felt good.

I did stop my watch twice. Once while, I ran into CVS to buy a bottle of water and the second stop was at a quicky mart to buy another bottle of water.

This morning I ran 4 miles tempo and I was able to lower my 4 mile time down from 31:22 to 31:02.  I also lowered my 5k time down from 23:49 down to 23:29.  It feels good to see the progression of  my times getting lower.  My mile splits were 8:25, 7:35, 7:22, 7:40.

I feel like everything is starting to come together. I have about eight more weeks of training followed by a one week taper.  I am itching to run an actual race to see how fast I could  race a 5k right now. 

This weekend I am running a track club low key race. I'm looking forward to it, but it's an 8k which is a funky distance to race in my opinion.  My goal for this weekend is to hit 7:45 for the first two miles and then drop down into the 7:30-7:20's for the last three miles. 

In weight loss news I smashed through the plateau I was stuck at.

Starting weight: 150
Current weight: 129

I'm happy to finally get below 130! I have about 9 pounds left. I'm hoping to be close to race weight in time for the half marathon.

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