It's been a while since I've been able to push the pace a little on a run. I'm still wrapping my back up and my thigh when I run and quite honestly, after running half of Chicago two weeks ago, I really felt like my fitness was down. I know my speed definitely is, as I ran half of Chicago in 2:03. Ugh, talk about feeling like I was behind the 8 ball.
But I've been running a lot (well a lot, considering that my September was my lowest training month all year) and I'm feeling good. And I'm seeing some speed come back.
Momma likes her some speed.
I'm not fast... I mean, I will probably never be fast. It's all relative though. But low 8:00's total felt comfortable today. Mid 8:00's have been fairly normal. Let's just see how far those paces can carry me. I'm thinking of signing up for a half marathon in two weeks. And I still have a sub 4:00 marathon on my radar. Probably won't be Disney (since I'm running the half the day before), but... I think it's coming. I'm due! :)
Speaking of marathons... did you see that an 80 year old ran a marathon yesterday in 3:15 and that a 100 year old finished a marathon in 8 hours.
That is awesome.