I entered the track missing the memo that it would be welcoming sub 7min milers.
My head literally spun and my hair blew as these 4 speed demons continued to blow pass me. I was sweating, trying to catch my breath and struggling with my podunk tempo run. I thought I was going to be a rockstar until I watched these guys pass me multiple times stealing my thunder.
I could see them on this one side of the track coming up behind me. I decided if they were going to pass me I would at least have the prettiest running form I could muster!
Distance: 7mile Tempo Run (1mile warm up, 5miles 10k race pace, 1 mile cool down)
Time: 56 minutes.
Shoes: Mizuno Wave Inspire: My first run in them and they were GREAT.
As I read my Christmas gift, an Ultrarunning training book, my heart did a double skip. I think I actually tasted vomit in the back of my throat. And I may have even peed my pants a little in fear of the extreme training and discipline I am going to need for 2016.
I decided to begin disciplining myself this week.
- I stretched and rolled at home
- I was more intentional about eating. Andy said if I lost 2 lbs he wouldn't support me..He is just blowing smoke but trying to get his point across.
- I an intentionally trying to drink more water. The only water I like is hot over coffee beans!
- My Nutrition: Juice PLUS and Protein smoothies
- Cold plunge and icing
- More weights and core
I ordered a new pair of trail shoes today, Pearl Izumi Em trail shoes. I will share them with you when I get them in. I also need to order a hydration pack. I have been looking at them for awhile now. I borrowed Rachels back in the summer on a long run and I hated it. She runs in all the time without a struggle. But for me it was heavy, hot and floppy. I actually got a nasty blister on my back. This part is going to SUCK, I hope I can learn to train with one.
HERE IS MY LAST GIVEAWAY for 2015!! Keep in EYE out for it!
GUESS MY MILES for 2015. CLOSEST WINS!!! Remember I am going to the running store tomorrow...
RULES: YOU CAN GUESS ON ANY POST IN THESE 3 PLACES WHEN PROMPTED.
- ON MY BLOG
- ON "RUNNING AGAINST THE ODDS" FB page
- ON INSTAGRAM NITASLIFERUNNING
The prize will have some of my FAVORITES. Like Items from Honey Stinger, Cliff and Burts Bee.
So Far if you are following me...JOAN is the closest!