First things first… As promised, here is a picture of our new ride. It’s a 2010 Toyota Tundra which we have nicknamed “The Black Beast” (my Tahoe is known as The Beast).
Yesterday was the “official” Half Marathon Training Day 1. It called for just 2 miles (it’s the shortest run of the week). So after hubs got home from work, we changed into our running gear and headed out to the running trail. It was a scorching 93 degrees and I have no idea how high the humidity was, but it was definitely out in full force.
While stretching hubs asks when we’re gonna do some speed work. I said, well we can turn our Monday’s into speed work days since they’re just short runs anyways. So he asked if I wanted to start today. “Um, well, we’re not at a track.” is what I replied, but he didn’t seem to care. So, we improvised and made our own speed work plan.
We ran the 2.3 miles, running 1 minute for as fast as we can and walking 2 minutes at a good pace (which later turned into a crawl). I definitely gave it my all! By the way, hubs can run ALOT faster than me. My fastest pace was 7:48. (Remember, I’m not as fast as you speed demons, but thus the reason for the speed work.) Anywho, I really felt myself pushing further and reaching down deep. I was usually able to hold somewhere between an 8 & 9 minute pace, but towards the end, I was holding a 9 – 10 minute pace. Not extremely bad for my first speed work session. Next Monday, we’ll definitely be hitting up the track to do it the correct way!
Tonight’s run calls for 3 miles. I’ll definitely FOR SURE have my splits to report tomorrow. 🙂 Happy Tuesday all!
P.S. Never get to the point of frustration with your hair, that you decide to get it cut at the Wal-Mart Salon. That’s a whole other post. But to my defense, my hair lady is hard to get into and I didn’t want to wait. ha.