First of all, is it ok to express my weirded-out-ness about the fact that it is the 26th of October? How the heck did we get to this point already? Damn this month FLEW.
I am not sure what I am ready to disclose at this point as far as what I am working for, although if you follow me on twitter, you probably know already. Tomorrow is the day. Today will be a training recap, as Mondays around here usually are.
So, here we go!
Monday: 9 miles with 4x 30s strides.
Wednesday: 7 miles, easy (8:41 avg)
Thursday: 1 mile warm up, 5 miles tempo. Tempo miles were 7:42 avg
Saturday: 18 miles with 8 at marathon pace
Sunday: long walk
Rather than focusing on what did not go according to the plan that I wanted, I am trying to focus instead on what I am doing in the moment. I am trying to remain positive about my runs, and remember, as Coach Jen says, "I GET to run." I don't HAVE to do this to myself. I GET to.
And don't we all need to remind ourselves of that?