Yesterday I woke up at 4:45am, drove downtown, and was running by 5:45am. I used to HATE running in the morning. I just could not get my legs moving at that hour. When I started my new job 9 months ago, it was really my only option. I adapted to this new “morning run” routine. I must say, I like it a lot better now.
As I started my run yesterday, I knew it was going to be a good one.
3 mile warm up (7:50, 7:35, 7:30)
6 miles at HMP (6:48, 6:44, 6:44, 6:39, 6:35, 6:28)
.5 easy (7:30)
2 @ (6:27, 6:18)
2.5 mi cool down (7:15ish)
This was 14.1 miles at 6:55 average. I hit my half marathon PR during a workout. I began thinking about my goals for the year.
LA marathon is just 5.5 weeks away, and I want to crush it. I will be watching the olympic trials the day before, so I am sure it will serve as a great motivation for me to really “go for it” the next day. As of right now, I feel that a 3:07-3:09 is a reasonable goal. Holding 7:09-7:14 pace seems doable. This would mean a 7-5 min PR which is pretty big. Part of me is nervous because of my last marathon crash & burn (1:33, 1:51 split 3:24). I need to trust my training. I have really cut down on the two-a-days. I feel I am training so much smarter than before. We will see in 5 weeks.
Marathon- 3:08 (6 min PR) 1 HOUR faster than my first full
Half Marathon- 1:26 (3 min PR) 24 min faster than my first half