Can you believe as of tomorrow I will start week 5 of my training? I can’t. For me that means that I am on the last week of page 1 of my training schedule. There are a total of 4 pages. I am so excited about it. I had my first longer run this week that felt really good. On Wednesday I got to do 6 miles. It has been really hard to pace myself. I get to do it again this week. What I noticed on Thursday was even though I hadn’t run 6 miles in weeks, I wasn’t sore at all from my 6 miles. I think that means the training is working. I really had to pace myself and slow down. Speaking of pace. I finally figured out what my pace should be per mile so I can finish within my goal time of 2 hours. I need to maintain a pace of 9:20. I’ve been consistently running at the 8:30 minute miles. This knowledge is really exciting to me. That means I don’t really have to push myself to go faster on my longer runs but maintain what I’m currently doing. Granted I have to push myself on my tempo days, but that’s okay. I’m starting to enjoy the tempo runs.
Tomorrow I start back with the 30-Day Shred DVD with the Sisterhood. I think I mentioned something about this last week, but I’ve changed my mind. I want to complete it for 30 days straight – just like last spring. I can do this. I just have to choose to do it. I will need to do it after my runs on run days so I don’t lose my mojo to endure the monotony of the treadmill.
So that’s been my week. I’m still trying to get donations in. I am getting close, but I’m not there yet. I still have $1238 to raise. The good news is that so many have already donated $1762 for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. This is wonderful and makes my heart happy. I hope those of you who have donated have a happy heart too.
So that’s it for this week. I’ll check back in a week and let you know how the training went.
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