Friday, Mar 29 2013
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Last week was spring break for my girls and we took a little road trip. It was nice to all get away together. We had a nice and relaxing time. I cannot believe March is almost over and this weekend is easter weekend. Time if flying!!!
8 days until the half marathon, it is April 7th. This training season has been a mental one for me. I have been feeling so scared about the half marathon this entire time and I know the reason why, is because I have not lost the weight that I want to yet, I am still hanging around 231-132. Because of this lack of weight loss, in my crazy mind, I feel like I cannot meet my running goals. I have stated this before but this is a new concept that I am realizing and since I am finally saying it outloud it will help me make different eating choices.
Also, since Kim, a fellow pace coach is going to pace me during the run (she is a fast runner, her best half time is 1:48), it makes me even more nervous. I started feeling all sorts of pressure because I don't want to be disappointed and not I don't want to diappoint her. She truly enjoys helping people run. I understand that because I enjoy doing it as well. I am actually going to help a co-work run their first mile today after work. I am excited to do it, so I believe she truly wants to help me.
Luckily, I had my last big pace run yesterday and it went very well. I gathered data from my previous half marathon pace runs from January and I have totally improved! Seeing that data really gave me a confidence boost. Here is the progress (my goal half pace is 10:40):
Jan 2nd – 5 miles @ goal half pace-54:21 (10:51 average pace) difficult run, effort was very hard.
Jan 17th – 5 mile @ goal half pace – 53:54 (10:46 average pace) effort was very hard
Yesterday morning! The workout was 5 miles @ goal half and the 6th mile @ faster than half 5 miles – 52:38 (10:32 average pace)
Splits 1. 10:29., 2.10:43. (skinker hill), 3. 10:30, 4. 10:36, 5. 10:18 and the 6th mile – 10:09
Check out those negative splits!!! The most important thing is that I felt pretty darn good on this pace run!
Kim knows the ultimate goal is 2:20 and my best time @ Go was 2:23 last year and she tells me not to worry about pacing and just run. Tim my running coach tells me that I am ready. I worry about running that pace for 2 hours and 20 minutes but I am ready if running conditions are good. I have to trust the process and as Tim sayw I just need to worry about 1 mile at a time and the fact that Kim will be pacing me is a big bonus.
I do need to drive the course route to familize myself with all the hills.
The eating is getting better. I am more and more motivated to log on a consistant basis and I am feeling better. Jason is still logging too!!! It is great and helps a lot.