Ok, you guys know by now most of my weekly runs are about :6:55-7:08 pace. Anywhere, anytime...that's what I do. I enjoy it. I like that pace. I don't get tired. It's fun. However, my race times are not much better lately. That is a problem. I have been doing exactly what my coach has always told me NOT to do: "Laura, you are training, not running for fun." Clearly, I'm having too much fun.
Okay, I get it...I need to focus. So the last 10 days or so I have been doing my stupid-ass, ego killing, jogger-ish, slow poke feeling...EASY runs. At first I would do "a" slow mile and then speed up because I just couldn't take it anymore. Then I tried a little harder and now I have seemed to adapt to this 7:45 pace.
This week I ran 46 miles. 2 days of faster stuff. One bike day and one swim. The transition from all 7 pace to half and half (slow/fast) was kind of tiring but it should be ok by this week.
Today I ran easy in the rain. It was fun. I was going down this long down hill and the water was kicking up my back. I wanted to fly! But nope, I continued my stupid "stomp" like running...Because this will supposedly help me in the long run...pun kinda intended ; )
I found this video clip this morning. It must be from last weekend. Kinda funny. It's my post long run, pass-out style nap with compression socks on! LOL! I think my mom took this! Maaa!!