After eating breakfast and drinking water like it was my job, I started to feel better about an hour later. What really got my motivated however, was reading all of your blogs. Seriously. After catching up on blogging, I realized that I was feeling better, I did want to run, and that I needed to suck it up. Plus I heard Kyle's voice of reason. Well, I have to thank all of you and Kyle for getting my butt moving. My run was awesome. I decided to run 7 miles at a 9:09 pace (or faster). I ran at an 8:56 pace. Either my new Lululemon shirt has magical powers, or my training is paying off.
The day after I finished my first half marathon, I signed up for my next one 🙂 On November 24, 2013, I will be running in the Berkeley Half Marathon, which I talked about in this post. The day after my first half marathon, I also wrote out my training schedule for the 6 weeks I have to train. This time around, things will be more difficult. I will be no longer be considered a "novice," but rather an "intermediate" runner...according to Hal Higdon. I used his training schedule to train for my first one, so I figured why not use it again?
My first half marathon is in 2 weeks and 1 day!! Today was my last longish run until then, and I needed it to smack my face with a dose of reality. Ran 8 miles, 1:17:08, 9:38 pace 9:59 (warm-up) 9:15 9:32 10:10 (I hate mile 4, always have) 9:24 (took a gel) 9:42 9:40 9:24 (started to rain- rained the whole last mile)