Getting more confident

On Saturday last week I felt inspired after watching our team run at an invitational meet and wanted to run fast on Sunday for my own run. I didn’t know how fast I could run, and haven’t tried running hard since I have upped my mileage. I was shocked at my splits

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I finished off the run with a 4 miler and 8:30 pace felt fantastic. This week really showed me a lot with pushing myself to the limit. I worked hard on every run and didn’t make excuses for when I was tired and my legs were sore. I went to spin class on Monday morning, which was killer and then did a short 2 miler on Monday morning.

Wednesday I did an early morning run of 6 miles, and in the afternoon I did a short 4 miler recovery run. I finished off the warm afternoon run with a frozen capri sun and my 6th grade tastebuds rejoiced. It was SO good.

double-day-marathon-training-runThursday was a rest day and I have been back on the ice and foam rolling train. My right need has been hurting just a bit and I know that taking care of it on my non mileage days is key to making sure that I can keep running the miles I have been.

foam-rolling-icing-it-bandFriday I finished off the week with another easy 4 miles and my average pace has been increasing with each run. Even though I only ran 25 miles this week, I really worked hard at making sure all the miles ‘counted’. I usually can just go out and run, but I don’t push myself, and this week I did just that. I haven’t felt this confident in my running in quite some time and I’m really looking forward to the Santa Clarita Marathon in November!

Also, I’m pretty excited for tomorrow, I have a big giveaway coming up! Stay Tuned :)

xoxo

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3 Responses to Getting more confident

  1. Scallywag says:

    Amazing running! You could definitely get a new 5k PB on that if you choose the right race! Youre getting so fast :)

  2. Sandy says:

    WOW! Your pace has been getting better and better! Sometimes pushing ourselves a little but lets us know that we really do have it in us. When times get tough in the marathon please remember these great moments during your training and push yourself to that finish line. You are going to do great at Santa Clarita!

  3. Nice work! It must be so fulfilling to see your training paying off!

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