Quick, #easymiles before my boyfriend's new job celebration dinner! We have a restaurant we always go to when one of us gets a job, promotion, etc!.
Hills still feel tough on my legs but they are getting better! Picked this friend up on the way but didn't realize until I got home Now to shower and make myself presentable
David Wottle says that Steve Prefontaine approached him with an offer he couldn’t refuse: “Why don’t you come up to Eugene. We’ll go after the world record in the mile and I’ll set the pace. I’ll bring you through in 2:56 and then each man for himself in the last lap.” At that time it was relatively unusual to get any kind of pacing that fast past maybe 800 meters and Wottle was a big kicker who never pushed the pace himself. The target was Jim Ryun’s 3:51.1, but no one else had ever broken 3:53 and anything under 3:55 was considered very fast indeed. It was the classic Pre approach: honest pace, hell bent for leather and embracing the battle. There were plenty of other top names in the meet, including hurdler Rod Milburn, the Olympic champion and world record holder, but all were undercards to the Pre-Wottle headliner. [How a Falcon and a Duck Made the Pre Classic Fly - Link in our Bio]
Finally have normal work hours!! Out at 3, did my errands and running by 4 . I have been a bit slacking recently and this week was my officially marthon training start week and it was a total first day fail as yesterday I had a migraine and couldn't run. So today is technically Day 1 but its going on record as Day 2 otherwise I will get lost lol
I was aiming for an easy 3-4 miles with an average between 9:10-9:20. The second mile was tough as I did a trail route and after not running for a few days my legs definitely felt it. I pushed through for a total of 4 miles and smack dab in the middle of my average min/mi goal hitting 9:15 min/mi. Splits were 9:17, 9:36 (damn you trail), 9:08, & 8:55. Almost a complete negative split run but not quite. I am so glad my work schedule now allows me these afternoom/evening runs. I am not a morning person and I envy those that are but there is a 1% chance I will ever get up for anything - let alone physical exercise lol.
"Find a way." This phrase has become one of my guiding principles. So simple yet so important. It can be about anything - getting in a run, fighting through a tough workout, finally receiving help for a mental health disorder, just finding the strength to get out of bed in the morning. Find a way. It's not always easy to see that way, but we have to find it. We always do. And it may be messy as hell, but sometimes that's how you get through. --------------------------------------------
12 miles total today.
1 up (9:24)
10 tempo (all around 7:35-7:40)
1 down (9:14)
18 days til Marathon #3
Just getting started with Stephen and he's motivated and ready tackle the Triple Crown of Running for the first time this summer! Being a teacher, he now has a great opportunity to train these next 3 months.