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Playing Catch up and Running toooooo fast!

So as I said yesterday, I was a little tired in the morning and didn’t get up as planned to do my 4 miler tempo run. All day I ate super crappy and thought about my tempo run and how much it was going to be horrible and I would probably throw up chocolate. Alas, I got home, changed and took off immediately. I felt pretty good and just told myself to focus on the four miles and then I would be golden for the evening and wouldn’t have to worry about running again until my 14 miler on Thursday!

My first mile was clocked at 8:06. Whoooooaaaa there slow down! I didn’t slow down though, I sped up! I need to get back into running tempos! The second mile was 7:40. EEEEEK SLOW DOWN! I finally got more in the groove and the third mile was 8:18 which was closer to my 8:30 goal pace. Then my last mile was at 8:41, which was the closest to where I wanted to be. I finished with a nice cool down of a half mile at 8:30 pace. That’s what pace I wanted to run! Darn it. I will work on looking at my Garmin more next time and trying to be more consistent. The good thing was that throughout the run I felt strong and the paces weren’t too hard. Looking back after the second mile I was tired, but that’s because it was way too fast! Alas, I have another good tempo run over the weekend, hopefully on Sunday after I get back from Arizona for work.

So this week I have completed all my workouts thus far.

Gym on Monday, Tempo on Tuesday, Gym on Wednesday and my long run of 14 miles is tomorrow morning before I leave for Arizona. I am feeling REALLY good right now and thankful that I have started training in the right mindset.

I totally forgot to post a few pictures from over the Christmas Break! I went to a Kings Hockey Game with some friends the other night, and we were on the Jumbotron. It was actually a really fun game!

And, I also went to the Comedy Store in LA with Shea and our other friend, Stefana! She is actually going to be joining Shea and I in our house as our 3rd roommate! I can’t believe that I’ve been living with Shea for 2 years tomorrow and Stefana is moving in tomorrow! Crazy!

So running and gyming is going well. Jams are good, and I got up this morning and did really well in the gym, again. I love feeling strong and not exhausted. Last night I went to the movies and watched Hood to Coast as well, and it was really a great movie! I am really glad I got the opportunity to see it and thought it was well documented. Though, when I saw scaffolding and portapotties, I did shudder. My job has scarred me!


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