SO here is the run down since my last race:
1. There was a serious lull in training due to torrential downpour. Seriously. Lots of strength training though.
2. They are destroying the public running trail I use at home to build a gym. WHY MUST YOU DESTROY THE TRAIL? boo hiss
3. HOT CHOCOLATE 15K is in a little over a week. Jan 13th to be exact. OH EM GEE. Longest distance raced to date. I’ve run several longer runs in preparation, but I’m nervous. Especially because the week before, I’ll be returning to college and my sensitive stomach has a hard time adjusting to straight dining hall food.
4. I was doing 15K long run recently at a comfortable pace by feel. When I calculated my actual pace later, it was 2 seconds FASTER than my goal pace for the race. WEEEE. Anyway, I signed up for an 8 minute/mile pace for the race. I’ve been running 5Ks around a 6:45 mile/min (that breakthrough came post registration), so I think I’m actually set to do a little bit better.