In my ideal running world I would just run for hours at a moderate pace, not too fast and not too slow. I love seeing how far and how long I can run.
I obviously love trying to do the robot as I run too.
Is just running in my comfort zone going to make me faster and get a sub 3? NOPE.
So, I did something that scared me today. I literally was scared as I was driving to the gym.
I did a speed workout. It felt good in the way where your eyeballs sweat and you look like you have been standing under a waterfall for 20 minutes.
I felt like I really pushed myself out of my comfort zone and did something that SCARES the crap out of me.
13.1 in 1:32:20. I felt back to myself again…..seriously, rest days are SO NECESSARY and it is okay to not love running every day. I was feeling burnt out on Saturday big time but a nice little rest and all of your amazing advice and comments from you guys and today I felt like my usual psychotic woman again!
8:00, 6:47, 6:44, 6:40, 7:30, 6:35, 7:30, 6:30, 6:30, 7:22, 7:14, 7:08, 6:40.
So here is the dealio with my new running weekly training plan……
-One day SPEED (Monday’s because it is right after my rest day and I have so much energy and umph to give).
-One day HILLS (These kick my trash)
-One long run (at an easy/conversational pace)
-One fun run (probably about 5-8 miles at a moderate pace)
-If Billy asks me on a running date. You better believe I am going:)
What scares me about this new schedule…….
-SPEED AND HILLS….they hurt, my muscles scream at me ‘WHY”, my lungs feel like they are going to explode and my breakfast comes back up. To be honest the real reason they scare me is because I don’t ‘KNOW’ that I can do them. I ‘KNOW’ I can do a long run and maybe that is why I like them so much. I get scared of failure and speed work is not something I know I can do.. but who cares. I am going to do it anyways.
-Slow long runs…….This scares me too because I start freaking out that it is way to slow for my goal pace but I am now learning it is good to take your pace down for your long runs and include plenty of miles each week that aren’t ‘Fast.’ *****Remember running is completely RELATIVE to each person as an individual. We all have different strengths so please do not compare yourself to anyone else but yourself!! I mean I could compare the fact that I have 81 cavities, never wash my hair, watch hours of tv everyday and loose students on fieldtrips to all of you amazing woman and men that are normal and don’t have my weaknesses ya know….. We are all just doing our best and let’s be happy about that k?
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What workouts SCARE YOU?
-Speed workouts and Hill repeats!!!!!! I am determined to do it though.
Other than workout related things what scares you?
–A candy famine, the stupid motorized helicopter Billy has that shoots missiles at me, being home alone, washing my hair, mice, spiders and snakes.
What made your Monday Awesomesauce?!?!
-A popular girl student said I had a cute outfit on today (ha, I know I am a loser….and it was the same outfit I wore Friday and Saturday ooops). It made me feel hip and stylish and hopefully the cute outfit will mask my sweaty hair-do.