Saturday morning was beautiful! The temp was about 60 when we (the USA Fit group) started off. Some of the group only had to run 8 miles so they turned around at four miles. One of the people who turned around runs about my pace...the first few miles were a great pace (10:15, 10:31, 10:28, 9:58).
When they turned around I kept going with the only other person running 12 for the day. Let me tell you...I wish I could run like him now and I hope I can run like him when I'm his age (~60)! I knew better, but I kept going with him even though he's faster than I am. Our splits came in at 9:59, 9:48, 9:36, 11:39 (water/stretch stop), 9:25. Then I said I needed to stretch and he should go ahead. Wow, it felt great to run faster but I was running out of steam. Then I saw this:
Why is it that today I barely remember the nice 9 miles run while the last three stand out so vividly?
One thing I love doing when I get home is to cross off another week of training. This plan is 24 weeks long and I am done with 15 of them!
Monday: 30 minutes easy
Tuesday: track session, 6 x 1min/2minWednesday: 20 minutes easy
Thursday: 40 minutes tempo
Saturday: 19 miles (GULP!)