Another week closer to the marathon, and I just haven’t been running like I should be. I’m taking care of that, though. (Really, I am.)
Tuesday – 3ish miles (a little further than 3 miles, but I didn’t keep track of exact distance.)
Wednesday – walked.
Thursday – drove a lot.
Friday – 12 miles
Saturday – walked.
Sunday – drove and drove and drove.
And that was it. Two runs, two walks. Not good.
My 12-miler was surprisingly great. I ran in Lake Waccamaw, so it was flat. It was very cold when I started out, and I was wearing new running pants (Under Armour cold weather pants.) The pants made me very hot. I ran out 3 miles, back to the house (3 miles) and met up with my husband. He ran 1.2 miles with me, and then he turned around. I continued on for almost 2 more miles, and turned back around. He met up with me at my 10-mile point, with water, and I finished my run in 2 hours, 12 minutes. A pace of 11:04 minutes per mile. I’ll take it!!
Now, the plan. My boss is trying to start running during her lunch hour. I talked to her this morning and we’re going to start running once or twice a week together, during lunch. My goal is to at least run on Monday and Wednesday with her. And then my long runs on Saturday. I have 8 more weeks of training, so this will hopefully help! (Tomorrow’s my first attempt at this new plan, so wish me luck!)