Last night we had our weekly track practice with the Team. After a mile warm-up with strides, we got into groups to do the workout: 2x1200 at threshold (aka 10k) pace then 1x1600 at marathon pace. We ran the 1200s between 9-9:30 which was perfect and the 1600 around 10-10:30. Overall, not too bad I think. One of our coaches, David, told us stories to make the time go by faster and it definitely worked! Before I knew it we were cooling down. Ended up doing an even 5 miles overall. Afterward a group of us headed to Chili's for my roommate's TNT fundraiser and were so hungry we practically inhaled our food! Great way to end the night : )
Today I did a fast 4 miler instead of my 6 mile tempo. In fact I may have to switch Wednesdays and Thursdays in my schedule because I just don't have the energy for a tempo after 8 hours on my feet at work. Today's run was solo, and it was actually kind of nice to run by myself again. As much as I love running with others, it's a great feeling to just zone out and have only my thoughts to occupy me. I felt really good during the run except for a few little nagging pains...I think my shin splints are flaring up again : / Since I have a half marathon on Saturday, I'm going to do a short and easy run tomorrow (today?) then take Friday off completely. I'm really looking forward to going home for the weekend and running a race on my own turf! I do have some big goals for the race, so look for those in an upcoming post.Luna Bar Women's Triathlon Festival. The sprint distance includes a 0.5 mile swim (open water), 20 mile bike, and 4 mile run. I love that it's an all women's race and I think the distances sounds doable, but I'm such a newbie to tris that I really don't know if I should make this my goal race. It's at the end of August, which would give me all summer to train, but I have no clue if that's enough time. One slight downside, however, is I have a marathon the weekend before : / Anyone with tri experience, I would appreciate any advice you can give me! With so many running races the rest of the year I think this would be really beneficial for cross-training, too. Even though nothing is for sure, I can't help but get excited by the possibility of this race!