The Maine Marathon is just over six weeks away! I just had to check that and I have to admit it got my heart rate up a bit with anxiety. Yikes, I'm really doing this thing. Like I said in my last post, I put that craptastic 22-miler behind me and had two decent runs since. I'm really hoping that one was my last.
If Miss Zippy said it, it must be true. That lady is a smart cookie and knows her stuff.
I gave myself an extra day of rest after said long run and swapped my runs, so I did my tempo run on Wednesday and my track workout today.
Tempo - 1 mile easy, 4 miles @ marathon pace (8:49), 1 mile easy
My splits - (9:28) 8:51, 8:56, 8:42, 8:40 (8:44)
Track - 3x(2x1200m) @ 5:27 w/ 2:00 rest between intervals, 4:00 rest between sets
I underestimated the time it would take to complete this run, so I did 2 sets of 3 instead, basically meaning I rested less. And big surprise, I forgot to check my target pace, so I went on feel. It was a nice change this morning to have the temperature read 60 degrees. I had goosebumps at the start!
My splits - 5:38, 5:40, 5:42, 5:41, 5:41, 5:33
I was off my pace, but at least I stayed consistent. I was enjoying not struggling to breathe with the lower temps, instead of really pushing the pace. I'm still considering this a successful run as I was dreading this one a little, hence pushing it all the way to Friday.
Now for a little bit of fun tomorrow to celebrate Jill and Jess's birthday, then a long day of work on Sunday (6am-10pm), and a long solo run on Monday...I hope I make it!