Saturday, June 23, 2012
You know when you think about it a 1/2 marathon is crazy. It feels unreachable and it's pretty scary to think about how long 13.2 miles really is. Today at training I had my best personal record yet actually I broke 3 of my PR's.
I wasn't able to train last week so my last long run was our 4 miler 2 weeks ago and it was an amazing run! I needed it to be good so badly since the week before was a 3 mile and I struggled through it so bad, and was seriously doubting myself and decision to run my event. 3 weeks ago I knew I struggled so bad with the 3 miles that 13 just seemed silly. I was like how can I even think it's possible? I was totally defeated.
Then my 4 mile run came after new shoes and what a difference that made. It was also superhero week and we all dressed up. I ran in my tutu and laughed and had a great run. I was so built up by it and knew that i was going to get stronger and stronger. We have 2 other runs during the week a 2 mile buddy run and then Hill endurance training. It's about a 3 mile training. I do ok but the Hills have been tough.
So today we had a big run and I was a little worried about trying to keep up with a 5:1 pace, I haven't been able to keep that pace since I've started. So I decided I'm just going to do my best and if I don't make 5 mins no harm no foul. I made about 90% of the 5 min intervals today!!!!! And I ran 6 miles in just about 90 mins!!!!!! 6 FREAKING MILES!!! Not that long ago 3 miles was almost impossible and today I did 6 just fine!!! And do you know what's the most amazing part of that? 6 miles is just under half of my even distance. You know that distance that seemed so silly not that long ago. I'm just a whirlwind of emotions right now. I broke 3 PR..Mile 5 & 6!!! And 5 min intervals!!!
I'm so proud of myself I'm working so hard on something that I believe in and I'm making amazing friendships. I have never met a group of people so amazing, No one is in it for themselves and you find yourself being cheered on by people that believe in you. You start cheering people on when things get tough and the next thing you know your on top of that hill that sucked and felt like you'd never reach the top. It's just AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!