Tuesday, March 27, 2012

When your best isn’t good enough

So yesterday was a pretty busy day. I ran a virtual race, cleaned the house and FINALLY saw The Hunger Games!!! I read this book (the series) around Christmas and loved it. I pretty much told everyone I know that they had to read it. Needless to say, I have been very excited to see the movie. On to my “race”……

The plan was to run 5 miles at race pace per my training plan. About four miles in I remembered I still needed to do my race and didn’t think I could do another “fast” run this week. So I turned my 5 into 6.2.

My only goal for the first five miles was to run each mile in under ten minutes. Epic fail! (Below you will see my splits) So when I saw my fourth mile split, I might have lost my cool, started crying and kicked a tree. I swear I can’t run without crying, what is wrong with me? I was SO pissed that I couldn’t even accomplish one goal. I have been working my ass off to no avail. So after a quick pity party, I picked myself up and finished the fifth mile strong (while still crying). I used the sixth mile as a cool down of an 11 minute mile.  

My final 10k time was 1:02:45, I really don’t think I could have gone any faster so I guess I will have to be happy with it. My final 5 mile training time was 49:24. Overall it was under a ten minute mile, but not the point. I wanted each mile under ten. Luckily I do not have another pace run until next week. Maybe I will wake up fast next week, we’ll see.

10k Splits
Mile 1- 9:51
Mile 2- 9:49
Mile 3- 9:50
Mile 4- 10:14
Mile 5- 9:38
Mile 6- 11:03
Mile 6.2- 2:20

I finally bought this:
Chia Seeds

I have wanted to try them for some time. The bag was kind of pricey, so I was a little nervous to try them. D.H said if I didn’t like them he could put them in his shakes, good man. Honestly they do not have much taste, I added them to my salad and I can see adding them to a lot of things. Score!

Oh and I woke up to this:
Maybe a treadmill run today????

I am so sore today, I guess this is the biggest difference between training runs. When I do speed, I hurt. My back is really sore, I figure this has to do with the weight I am carrying. I am really trying to work on this. I am still 5 lbs heavier than when we moved nearly a year ago. So in 5 lbs. I will be back to square one, how many times am I going to be here?

 I have at least found a super yummy breakfast that is about 225 calories:

Yum, right?

Any low cal tasty recipes for me to try? Help a girl out.....


  1. Don't beat yourself up over that run! I know you had a certain goal in mind and its disappointing not to meet it but for what its worth I think those splits are amazing! Just keep at it, you will get faster :)

    1. Thank you so much for the encouragement. Tomorrow is a long run and I am looking forward to not worrying about my time. Hope your training is going good.

  2. You are doing great! Keep at it-and beat the crap out of that tree.

    1. That's right, it totally deserved it. You know it was totally the tree's fault that I missed my time. Love you-

  3. That is so not an epic fail! You had ONE mile that fourteen seconds over 10 minutes. Those are awesome splits -- way better than mine ever are, so I am very impressed!

    I understand the emotional thing. Running gets me emotional a lot of the time, too. And don't get me started on when I DON'T run - my emotions get bottled up and wind up exploding!

    SNOW! Come visit me in Georgia - we've had 70s and 80s with sunshine for weeks now. ;)


    1. Whatever you are a rockstar. I so wish we could run together, it would be so much fun! My goal for tomorrow's run is not to cry. Thank you for all of your encouragement.