Just yesterday I had the task of running an all out race pace for 3 miles following a 10 minute warm up. This would give necessary info coach would need to set my running paces. Only issue was that it was sleeting/raining/snowing and running this on a treadmill did not fit in within the time I had available so an outdoor, cold run it was.
After the warm-up was completed I opted to run the same 3 mile course I had timed myself on 4 weeks ago. I had said that I would start the timer and would not look at it until I was finished. So off I went, music pushing me, thinking that this was harder than it should be, thankful that it would only be for 3 miles, feeling little stinging pieces of ice hitting my face, and wind gust…unreal. I could not wait for this to be over.
Results – 3 miles 23:18 (avg 7:46 per mile)
Results from 4 weeks ago – 3 miles 24:12 (avg 8:04)
Although this course has no major hills there are some very slight inclines. I was tanked but pleased with the results. So I have sent the results to coach and will await all of the pace, zone, hurt you numbers that will surely follow. I asked to be pushed so I know it is coming.
Last night was also Scott’s first basketball game in a league he recently joined. He played all during high school and college and he loves it. It is all about enjoying your passions right?!! I LOVED every minute of his game and am already looking forward to next week. I was yelling and cheering like crazy. You would have thought it was a playoff game…lol.
Late, but healthy dinner followed once we returned home. Chicken soft taco (minus seasoning mix), lettuce, tomatoe, white beans, and cheese. SO good!!
This afternoon I have a 2 hour trainer ride loaded with climbing repeats. Sure wish I could have joined the group last night that did this workout but Scott’s game trumped it (family first!)so I am solo on this one. Should be fine once I get plugged into it.