So how's it all going with you out there? Things here are going well! Tomorrow marks the end of the fourth week of my fall training plan and I'm feeling good so far.
I have missed ONE run!
That's it, that's all!
I know! WHAT! That's super amazing for me! I totally, totally chalk it up to setting the alarm for
Of course, morning running leaves a lot to be desired in terms of my clothing choices, but hey, I really don't care that early
I've been doing really great in terms of hitting tempo runs on pace (and then being super scared because tempo pace is only slightly faster than targeted race pace and OMG!) and so some smugness has crept in:
I was humbled this week though, when I attempted my first Interval paced run of 5x1000m at Ipace (4:30/km). I had to abort the plan in my fourth repeat and only barely hit pace once (at 4:33). My run-keeper friend Zin (one of my two active RK friends - the other is Zin's wife, Irina) suggested that I should attempt this on the track next time. That's an idea, but the next time I'm supposed to attempt this is next week and we are away camping, so I'll see.
One of the goals this cycle is to lose some weight and finally get down to 125lbs. This morning I was at 131.1. My body lurves the 130s. Of course I could eat a hecka lot better
In all, I'm happy! I've been able to hit hot yoga once a week as well and I've gotten my arm workouts in once a week too! And yes, I still hold down a full time job and have a family (see how I wake up at stupid o'clock?). Longer term plans are of course forming because this cycle is really the ramp up to my first BQ attempt cycle, so I'm toying with going for a different coloured medal at the 2014 Around the Bay. Time will tell if this will be a viable option.
I hope that your training is going as well as mine! 4 weeks down! 14 to go!