Training never goes as planned, does it? We have to roll with the punches and figure it out daily. After registering for the Mercer Island half I was so excited. The chance to meet new friends; run a beautiful course…doesn’t get much better. Then my excitement turned to doubt as I started doubting if I am ready, have I run enough, is my marathon training working? Maybe I am not running enough during the week? Should I be doing my speed work…I keep putting that off due to time and track availability? I haven’t been lifting weights…would that be helping? Training schedules don’t count in sick time or vacation…shoot! It’s weird how you can feel great about things and then you register for a race and it makes you question the very thing you were feeling confident about. Does this happen to you?
803.52 – 3.28 = 800.24 miles left to run in 2010
Lap 1: 4:07 (.42 Miles...warm-up)
Lap 2: 55 (.11 uphill)
Lap 3: 1:02 (down)
Lap 4: 58
Lap 5: 1:07
Lap 6: 58
Lap 7: 1:06
Lap 8: 1:00
Lap 9: 10:05 (1 mile)
Lap 10: 10:33 (1 mile uphill)
Lap 11: 45 (450 feet)
Not a typcial speed workout...but it worked for me!
Can you see Mt. Rainier out there...this is my favorite spot to run! Great view!
****I loved that my friend, Tall Mom on The Run made goals for Mercer…I will follow her lead!
Mercer Island Goals:
- FEEL GOOD! Not sick!
- Not doubt myself and my training up to this point.
- I don’t think I am going to shoot for a PR because it’s hilly and my last hilly half I came in 10 minutes later then my first half that was a lot flatter course. So my goal will be 2:20! Any less will be great...Anything can happen...right!
- Be CALM and ENJOY!
- Stay mentally positive, upbeat and not think that I have to do 2 – 13.1 miles in June. I am hoping it makes me more excited about my marathon.