So, I haven't posted anything in a while, but staying in line with trying to show my progress I will show my last week runs, and the splits for them:
Interval Running - This was my first run of the week, and was meant to be 3 miles. I decided to take the Dog with me, and try for some intervals. Well, turns out the Dog hates running. I always knew he was lazy, and he has been on a couple of runs with me before this, but I thought he may like sprinting every now and then. Nope.
5 miles with the Husband. This one I really wanted to keep an average of an 8:30min/mile. Kind of a tempo run. I thought I could do it for sure, it was raining a little as we left. But as soon as I start running it stops raining - every time!! The Husband was riding his bike, and kept pushing me. I was very happy with my pace, especially since the first mile I thought of as a warm up.
4 miles - An easy run. After doing intervals and a tempo run this actually felt very good. I was impressed with my time when I came back (I try not to look at my Garmin while running). I did forget to stop it when I had finished though! Well, I didn't forget, I just don't think I pressed stop hard enough.
10 miles - The Long Slow Run. Yuck. I felt good at about mile 3, I was warming up and it was going well. I slowed at mile 5 to eat some Sports Beans, and I walked for a little while I ate them (good to factor in water stops in races, I guess). It was so humid, not too hot I think around 75F, but close to 100% humidity. I had to keep pushing myself through this run. My legs were tired and heavy, my mind was doubting itself. I stopped at 10 miles, I did want to try and go further, but the humidity really got to me. Even with all of that, I am happy with the overall pace. I really do hate slowing down and walking, as it takes a while for me to get back into the groove.