Well, now I'm feeling a little foolish. I miscounted and do not start Phase 3 of the LiveFit trainer until NEXT MONDAY! So this is another week of throwing things together. I will say, I am very excited to get back into my normal routine. Just not really looking forward to spending about 2 hours at the gym. I have enjoyed having the ability to practice yoga these past few weeks. It is something I have missed and need to find a way to keep it in my routine, even during these final weeks of my transformation!
I'm also back into the swing of training for a race. The Broad Street Run is only 10 weeks away, so I'm working on not only covering the distance, but doing so while running the WHOLE TIME. I got my training on the calendar, and am so excited and very nervous. All at once. This is the first time, my training will include tempo, hills, and 800 repeats in addition to intervals. Eek!
So far I'm feeling pretty confident because I'm only about a week in and have had some good runs so far. Take last Thursday for example. I went out after hubby got home with the intention of doing 3 miles. The sunlight was fading and I'm not a fan of dark running. So, I decided to do a 10 minute tempo run. When I realized I was actually going faster than anticipated, I thought it would be a good time to do a time trial and run a mile so I had almost nothing left. And I did just that.
I was pretty proud of my accomplishment and then went on to re-read what this information would tell me about my pace. According to Runner's World, I can add about 30-40 seconds to this time and that will give me my approximate 5K pace. That would put my pace under a 10 minute pace! And I kinda freaked out. A 5K is a shorter distance than I'm used to running. It's been a while since I've actually done a 5K race. I know the pace will only need to be sustained for a short time and any discomfort I feel is only temporary. But I can't mentally accept it. I start to breath hard and feel some pain and stop pushing. It's frustrating because when I reflect, I know I can do more, but I give up before I get there. But, I'm not going to let that happen. I'm stronger than I think. And I'm gonna prove it to myself! So stay tuned.