I don't have anything interesting to report short of the fact that I'm loving to run more each day. Saturday was a nice 12 miler with rest days on Sunday and Monday.
Tuesday was speed work at the track with the group. We did a jog out to the track, 4 miles alternating one lap fast and one slow, and slow jog back. For the overall 5.5 miles, we averaged 9:30! That is fast for me! I can see myself getting faster and loving it!
I did the fast laps around 8:20-8:40 and then by the time the slow lap came, it felt so difficult to slow down to 10:30. My recovery lap was 9:30-10:00, again, fast for me.
I know that times vary for everyone and to many, this is slooooooooow, but it has been a long time coming for me and I'm really liking the way it is going!
It really goes to show you what consistent running can do. For me, it's the social aspect of running with friends that gets me out there, looking forward to each run.
I knocked out another 6 miles tonight with a friend after work and will probably run a few slow miles with the group again tomorrow.
Oh yeah, and I actually registered for the Martian half this Saturday, so that's coming up, too!! Check out the fun medal: