My glorious rest day - memorialized by the picture of a snuggling Cam and Bella as well as that delicious homemade taco - was ended abruptly at 5:30 this morning.
I think me with a picture of my watch at 5:40 AM is only support to my mom’s concern that I’ve been invaded by body snatchers…
Now, that disaster of a bathroom? Proof that I’m still the same girl. Marathon training has vomited all over our second bathroom. Thankfully it keeps the mess fairly local AND gives me a place to hang my stinky sweaty clothes before throwing they get washed.
Twin Cities Marathon, Week 8 Day 5: 5 Miles Tempo
Target Pace: 10:50
Actual Pace: 11:24
You might have noticed that I’ve been slow on all of my Something of Substance (SOS) workouts. Between speed work and tempo, I’m between 10-30 seconds slow per mile.
I know that’s not good, but I’m not going to change my training pace goals. I’m going to continue to work my ass off to try to reach them, because having the bar set high has been incredibly motivating.
However, I’m beginning to let go of my 4:45 finish goal. I think 5:00 or 5:15 is a much more realistic goal. I think I’ll continue to get stronger… but I don’t see me running 26 sub-11:00 miles as a possibility.
I realize that “just finishing a victory in itself” but I’m busting my ass so that at the end of the day on October 5th I can proudly say that I RAN A MARATHON.
I’d love to hear any thoughts you guys have on my time goals.