I can’t believe I’m already in Week 7 of the 10K training program. This is my second time through and I’m hoping to improve my pace as well as take fewer walk breaks. Today’s workout was a 2.5 mile tempo run. As I headed out the door at 6:45am I could tell the humidity was up and I worried that I might have problems breathing. I decided to set the app on my phone to give updates every .1 mile so I could try to keep an eye (ear) on my pace. I’m not sure if it helped or hindered but after the 6th or 7th update I was getting really tired of hearing that voice…lol~
Anyway, I won’t share the whole recap because with 25 intervals it’s pretty long. Suffice to say that I started out way too fast (11:02) and I kept trying to slow my pace during each interval until I got winded and walked a little…I repeated that about 4 more times. My overall pace of 11:53 wasn’t bad but I’m still all over the place during the workout. I plan to get a Garmin Forerunner (110 or 220, not sure yet) which will allow me to track my pace without having to hear repeated updates.
The icing on the cake…today I took the plunge and signed up for the Myrtle Beach Half Marathon in October!! This is a huge step for me – the longest race I’ve ever run is 10K. I’ve got plenty of time to train so I’m feeling hopeful that by October I’ll be consistently in the 11 min/mi range and will only need minimal walk breaks. Myrtle Beach here I come!!