I've been comparing half marathon training to 10k training a lot. I feel like I excelled more quickly during 10k training, that I kept having magical runner's high I'm the Queen of the World runs, and I've been waiting for a break through run during half marathon. It finally happened. I woke up early and met up with my Sole Sistas. We ran from the gym to Great Harvest Bread Company where we had breakfast and lots of laughs. I really love this group of women! Not to toot our horn or anything but... Beep to da Beep Beep!
My 8 mile run rocked. It was my longest distance to date, and it felt I'm on top of the world right now fantastic. Flying on runner's high. There's something about the group runs that really amps me up. Running alone is not nearly as fun, and it's harder for me to keep a faster pace, I really push myself running with the group. The biggest factor in this run was finally finally FINALLY being injury free. No pain whatsoever.
Oh and a killer playlist :)
Feel Again- OneRepublic
Remember When (Push Rewind)- Chris Wallace
Don't Stop the Party (feat TJR)- Pitbull
Thrift Shop (feat.Wanz)-Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Hall of Fame (feat. will.i.am)- The Script
Va Va Voom- Nicki Minaj
Ready or Not - Bridgit Mendler
Treasure- Bruno Mars
Runaway Baby- Bruno Mars
Scream & Shout (feat. Britney Spears)- will.i.am
Killin It- Krewella
Finale (Original Mix)- Madeon
One Minute- Krewella
Your Body- Christina Aguilera
Ball (feat. Lil Wayne)- T.I.
Die Young- Ke$ha
2 Reasons (feat T.I.)- Trey Songz
Red- Taylor Swift
Sweet Nothing (feat. Florence Welch)- Calvin Harris
Good Time- Owl City & Carly Rae Jepson
As Long As You Love Me (feat. Big Sean)- Justin Bieber
All Around the World (feat. Ludacris)- Justin Bieber
Beauty and a Beat (feat Nicki Minaj)- Justin Bieber
My first four miles I ran between 9:15- 9:30 pace- easily. Carrying on conversation, no need for water, and feeling incredibly energized. I ate a pack of Go right before the run and had two egg white muffins for breakfast. At the four mile park the group of 5 I was running with stopped for water. I still felt like a badass biotch at this point. About mile 6.2 I started getting very tired. Not, "There's no way I can finish this" tired, but I was starting to feel like I'd been running for a long time. I had to significantly bring down my pace and coach myself through to finish. I should've brought Go or Chomps for the run and my next long run I definitely will. I think it will make a world of difference in maintaining pace. I've also got to learn to hold back during the first few miles. It feels so great when we first hit the road I have a hard time containing my enthusiasm and I pounding away super fast. I know- crazay laday.
Now we're onto half marathon training week 6. We're half way there. I'm running a half marathon in 6 weeks. Honestly, I feel like I could do it today, I can not wait to run the race!!!
I've received a whole bunch of emails/ messages from all of you in the last couple of days. I'm working to get back with each and everyone of you, please be patient with me! I want to make sure I take the time to respond in detail to everyone who reaches out to me! You won't get some two word response back from me- don't you worry :)
Busy Sunday on the agenda- bike ride, grocery store, Les Miserable!? Sign me up!