Alas, I broke through. This week, I had a few GREAT runs, including one workout on the track. My goal for the Smuttynose half marathon in October is to PR. Really, I not only want to PR, but I want to shave almost 10 minutes off my best time to break 2 hours. To do this, as my more seasoned runner friends and bloggers have attested, I must do speed work. Not my favorite activity, since at one point in recent memory, just running a couple miles was enough of a challenge. Well, since I have run a couple dozen 5ks, 5 half marathons, and a (almost) marathon, I guess I can consider myself a "real" runner. I need to suck it up and do what I know (and hope!) will work - running 5x400s, tempo runs, and the like.
I learned a few things this week...
- I feel like a hamster on a wheel when I run around a track (probably explains why, in my VERY short stint in high school track, I never ran more than the 100 or 200 meter events!)
- Running around said track is much more tolerable when I have company (Thanks, CRB!)
- Although I LOVE my shoe collection, I must not wear my cute heels to work too often (high heels = leg pain while running = no bueno!)
- and foam rolling is SO much better when accompanied with a glass (or 3) of wine. ;)
Like foam rolling + wine....works for me! ;)