So today I was suppose to run a 10K as a test. Come on coach...test time already!!
The pace was suppose to be 8:13.
So since I live in the rolling hills of the Palouse there aren't many flat routes. I did debate driving to find one, but decided I would just run my regular route and see how long I lasted.
Mile 2-3 is all up hill...I typically like this and usually slow my pace to make it through the series of hills. Today I did not have that time to waste. So I ran hard and pushed up the hills. I think I ran harder today than I thought was possible. I just wanted the mile+ of hills to end! The quicker I got there the better! I left the house with this is impossible but I will have fun trying.
I WAS WRONG!
It was possible and not so fun! I think my mind ran that 10K my body just tried to keep up! I look forward to the day when I have the physical endurance to do this without so much pain!
I think I have been in my running comfort ZONE for months! As of today I have officially left my comfort zone. Not sure how 7 miles will feel tomorrow!! YIKES! So glad test day is over!!
MILE 1 7:47
MILE 2 8:54 (hills,help me)
MILE 3 7:56 (sucking air)
MILE 4 8:17 (legs burning)
MILE 5 8:30 (scared to look at watch)
MILE 6.1 7:25 (jello legs to the finish)
GOAL TEST TIME: 51 minutes 8:18 pace
MY TIME: 50:11 8:21 pace
Again...if you are dreaming about that 12,10 or 8 minute mile...go for it!! It's yours for the taking!!