Friday, August 13, 2010
The pre-race run
Once again, I decided to skip the program run and do my own thing. Today, my own thing was to run two miles without stopping. Not 20 minutes or two miles, whichever comes first, but two miles, and today I timed myself (to the minute, not second). This was a very good idea because what I found was I was doing a lot better than I thought I was. At then end of the first mile, I was at about 9-10 minutes. I stopped briefly to stretch my calves and take off my sweatshirt (about 1 minute) then got right back to it. My second mile was slower, about 11-12 minutes, but to have gone start to finish in 23-24 minutes, I was very pleased with myself. Sure, I have room for improvement, but I feel much more confidant going into my race on Saturday and feel a little closer to where I was before vacation. That is some great progress and I am so relieved for it! I will keep this brief today and end with a promise of details from the first race (and a picture if I can muster it!)...Saturday is the first real test of my progress and I feel better about it than I could have hoped. I am filled with excitement and confidence and the knowledge that I CAN do it!