Friday, May 18, 2012

Reaching goals

right after my run
I only really set two goals for myself this year. 1. Have a successful VBA2C and 2. Run 7:30 pace for repeatable miles.  As we know I reached my first goal on Feb. 14th.

And tonight I reached #2!!!

I was so excited. I almost always run faster at night even though I prefer running in the mornings so I can get it out of the way and relax at night.  But having 3 kids kind of threw a wrench in my running schedule. I have switched to running before Matt goes to work or after the kids go to bed. This has resulted in shorter distances at faster paces. My week day runs are generally 2-4 miles and my Saturday runs I've tried to keep 4+ with my longest run since having Edward being a little over 7 miles.

Anyway, I felt pretty great tonight. My mile splits were: 7:41, 7:27, 7:27 and 5:09 for the last 21 feet. That made for an average of 7:31 for the 3 miles. I know it won't be prudent to run every run this fast right now or I'll end up injuring myself, but I felt like it was possible to work my way to this for longer distances.

I've officially signed me up for the Stonebridge Memorial day10K and right before that race I'll run the 1K with Dean. I am so excited for him. All kids under 9 get a medal. He's going to be stoked.  The other day he came over and whispered to me randomly, "I'm so excited for our race!!" LOVE IT!!


Lois said...

You are amazing. The end. Love you!

QA said...

You never cease to amaze me!