Right after I finished the Newport Marathon I tried to not kick myself too badly over running "the best I have have, but not as fast as I wanted to"...
Then I saw the website for the Little Lite Marathon!
September 15th, 2013
The best part is that I get a left over medal from the Light of the End of the Tunnel Marathon!
Actually the best part is that the course is slight downhill...and a BQ course.
Yesterday was my first day of Marathon Training. A Speed Workout of course:)
While I was waiting for Amy & Heather to show up I met this little guy
|His name is Daniel and he LOVES you!|
We started with some awesome drills. Amy said that in her head she looks amazing doing drills. I am under no such delusions.
Amy was taking a recovery week after the Seattle Rock N' Roll 1/2 Marathon so she had time to take photos of me while I did my Mile Repeats. I usually look all squashed in my photos. My elbow is nice and far back, but my shoulders are still looking kind of stiff BUT I think I'm improving!
My workout was 3 X 1600 with 1:00 RI Goal pace: 7:02 (for a marathon goal of 3:40)
Warm up mile: something or other.
At the time of the workout I was aiming for a 6:51 mile, because that's what I had in my phone for the 3:35 marathon, but I'm happy with my times even if they ARE positive splits.
It's hard running a workout alone, and the first Speed Workout of a training cycle is always a bit rough around the edges.