Thursday, March 8, 2012

25:54

That's how fast I ran my 5k on the treadmill last night! I did 0.3 mile intervals, with 0.1 at 6.5 mph and 0.2 at 7.5 mph. Toward the end I knew I wanted to get below 26 minutes, so I lengthened my fast intervals to 0.21... just enough to make a difference of 6 seconds.

5k is in 5 weeks (April 14, please oh please let these stupid work hours be done soon...). I'm clearly not just training for that, since I also have a half marathon in about 2 months, but I want to take this speed thing to the max and then work on distance. I really don't feel like I've done a "real" workout if I only run 3 miles, so I would like to get back into the longish distances. I made a quasi-training plan for Nick and I for the half, and it includes a 7 mile run this weekend. Hmm. We'll see about that.

The freaking Marine Corps Marathon sold out in 161 minutes. Everyone who successfully got in? Yeah, I don't like you, and I hope you get a paper cut the day before the race and it hurts enough that you are slightly distracted by it occasionally during the race. I might do a charity race, or sign up for the Runner's World Challenge (although that's $250 more ... BUT it includes private bathrooms!!!), or something, just so I can run. I'm sad I didn't sign up in time.

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