Sunday, November 6, 2011
So I had quite the shopping spree yesterday and it mostly entailed running gear! I bought myself a nice reflective running jacket, a bunch of socks, a winter thermal shirt, two pairs of Saucony progrid guide 4 (one blue and one pink) and two tubes of Nuun. I bought the shoes because the guide 5 just came out so they were reduced from $145 to $90 so I could not pass that up. I even bought one that I handed to my husband when I got home and told him this would be my birthday present from him. He laughed and said sure.
Today, I had to do a little outside run to end my rest week because I start my training for my half-marathon in April 2012. Well since it's been a while since I was running hill less outside, I thought I should give it my all and I did awesome! I ran 5.18km in 38:26 and while that's a pretty slow 5k, it is the fastest outside 5k run since Katrina was born, and by quite a bit. My first 5k took 1:00:04 and my fastest other one was 5.08 in 43:22 I did an extra 100m and still ran 5 minutes faster. So I feel great about that. This week I start my tempo and speed work for my training. My running BFF is just going to assign me speeds and distances and I have to do them and report back. We'll see how it goes, though I'm a bit nervous since I've never done tempos before and I know she's going to push me. I love the idea of being coached and pushes, but it also makes me a little nervous. I'll let you know how the first run goes!