Somehow 8 seconds of differences makes all the difference. Go figure.
|My new iPhone (5S -birthday gift! Thanks Mom&Dad!) is sooo good at taking pictures!|
Then on Saturday, I was feeling super motivated so I decided to go and run outside. Honestly, ever since running outside in Vegas in the neighborhoods, I've really missed being able to bypass stop signs/lights and a lot of cars. There's just no way to avoid it where I live, unless I do loops that are way too hilly or way too short. If it's less than 3 miles, usually I have no problem - 5 is pushing it - and I definitely can never figure out a way to run 6 miles without being stopped. Unless it's like, 6am. But now it's dark at 6am... sooo.
I felt great during this run, despite starting off way too fast - I was feeling good so I kept with it. My mind keeps going to the Turkey Trot that I run with my future in-laws family- I want to run it fast, under 25 minutes, but these times aren't indicative of achieving that goal. (According to this, I would have finished a 5K around 26:34.) I suppose racing mentality/environment will enhance that, but who knows, it could also be super hard.
With that kind of thinking, I'm realizing I'm not even thinking about the half on December 1st. I skipped last week's long run and I'm this close to skipping the long run planned for later today, after my dance rehearsal. I keep telling myself not to worry about it, that I have enough mileage covered over the past few months to get me through it... I mean, I know I'll finish. I just want to finish well.
|Neon colors, not sure why my legs look so dirty..?|
I'm thinking of signing up for another 5K in December just to see how fast I could go if I really train for it hard. Hmmm.