Monday: 7 miles @ 7:29 pace
Tuesday: 8 miles @ 7:06 pace
Wednesday: 7 miles @ 7:27 pace and paced my daughter in a 2.9 mile leap year race
Thursday: 2 mile warm up, 40 mins tempo, 2 cool down. 11 miles
Friday: 9 miles @ 7:24 pace
Saturday: 8 miles @ 7:26 pace in hard rain at 6:30am
Sunday: 18 miles @ 7:04 pace
I *think* I'm getting better at my long run. I tried so hard this week to nail it. My goal was 7:15 for 12 miles and then drop the hammer to maybe 6:45 pace for 6 miles. It was a good 18 miler but went more like this:
Mile 1: 7:07 um, not a good warm up mile.
Mile 2: 6:55 Awe jeez, I know where this is going.
Mile 3: 6:46 LaBella, cut the shit and cool it.
Mile 4: 7:06 Ok, I can do this. Getting closer to 7:15
Mile 5:j7:09 I'm doing it!!
Mile 6: 7:05 ok the new 7:15 is 7:05. ok?
MIle 7: 7:11 Maybe I can still bring this down...
Mile 8: 7:06 F that idea...lol
Mile 9: 7:05 I like this pace
Mile 10: 7:07. I could do this shit all day.
Mile 11: 6:57. ok slow down so you can hammer it at mile 12
Mile 12: 7:05. Um, hammer time. Wake up...
MIle 13: 6:57 ok a soft mallet hammer..
Mile 14: 6:56 I take this negative stuff pretty seriously. lol
Mile 15 6:55 This marks my entrance into the WIND tunnel of hell
Mile 16: 7:16 Total devastation. I felt fine but could not move into the headwind
Mile 17: 7:08 This took major effort
Mile 18: 7:25 F**k this. get me home!
AVG 7:04 pace
My goal at mile 15 was to get my average under 7 but that wasn't going to happen with these conditions. I kicked myself shortly after taking my glutamine, creatine and protein and gatorade. Another long run in the bank. 7 weeks until my first marathon!!!
So the newest advice I'm receiving is to get off my bosu ball and get on the floor. Because nothing else is working I am giving it a shot.
|I'm getting stand up abs, kinda?|