9.23, eat my shit.

This is the farthest (and fastest) I’ve ever ran all by myself! My average pace was RIGHT on my goal for the half marathon in 2 weeks, so I’m pretty happy about that.

Today I started with a walk to warm up then went to a 5/3 run/walk interval. I was able to keep up with that interval pretty well until the 5th or 6th mile. Then it got more difficult. I let myself walk for like 5 or 6 minutes then I went back to a run/walk interval, but the intervals were more like 3-5/3. I never let myself walk for more than about 3 min, but I let myself stop walking after 3 a number of times. But, the last mile or two I picked up the pace and made up the time I lost in miles 6-7.

This was HARD. But I did it. I thought I was going to die. The wind was ridiculous. Only for a short while was it a tailwind for me… much of the run I was running against it or it was coming from the sides. I think I tweeted around mile 7 something like “running uphill against the wind? Fuck you very much” cuz that’s how I felt. LOL.

I got home and did a good 20 min of stretching. I plan to foam roll and use the stick tonight, as well as relax, ice my knee and enjoy the hell out of these compression socks.

I’m also going to enjoy some Easter candy, cuz, hell, I just burned 1800 calories.

I couldn’t get up. seriously.

4 Replies to “9.23, eat my shit.”

  1. Great job Amy! Love your strategy, thinking I’ll be stealing it next weekend in Nashville. What pace are you hoping for? I’m trying to decide whether to go with the 3:00 pace group or try and go it alone.

    Wish I could be there on the 7 th cheering you on. Will be out of town, but sending cowbells wishes from afar!

    1. Kim – go for it! Marty helped me figure it out, and it’s been working very well for me!

      I have an official goal of 3:30. I have an unofficial goal of 3:15.

      But I’ll be happy to beat my Napa pace of 3:49 😉

  2. You’re really inspirational 🙂 I’m in WI too and keep using the weather as an excuse to not get out and walk more (not even close to running yet!). I need to just suck it up!

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