Friday, June 14, 2013
Juneathon: Day 13
Yesterday I did a 2.5 mile run with a mile worth of fartlek training. There was a major storm that came through right before I was supposed to run, but thankfully it cleared quick. My running buddy also canceled on me, so it was a prime situation to call it quits and skip out on my workout. But, I kept telling myself to just get out there and do it even if I didn't want to. So, I went out on the W&OD trail and did my 1 mile warm-up, 1 mile of fartleks where I tried to sprint every other electric pole, which are ever a 10th of a mile apart, and then I did my half mile cool down. I ran a few sprints in a 7 and 8 minute pace so that was cool. If I want to qualify for Boston I'll have to maintain an 8 minute pace. I have A LOT of work before that every happens, but if I can do it just for a little sprint then there's hope yet :) It was a great run. There was almost no one on the trail. I left my music at home in case it rained and just enjoyed being outside. It was very humid and hot, which was the only downside, but I'm so happy I got it done.