I feel like I have a lot to say and nothing to say at the same time. Weird.
I'm going to answer all of the *millions* of questions in a post tomorrow. I suppose I should start commenting on all of the blogs that I read so that they know I am reading them, eh?
I ran an easy 4 mile recovery run in Island Park last Friday- the day after my 17 miler. I felt great! My foot was still sore from stubbing my toe a couple of weeks ago, so after this run I took 3 days off in a row. I could tell a difference when I ran this morning. I ran the 4 miles with a 7:59/mile pace.
I know I've said before how I love the Island Park and Yellowstone area. I just have a few pictures of our trip I wanted to share with y'all (thanks to Cely for teaching me how to spell that correctly!). If you've never been, GO! What are you waiting for?!
Today was Yasso's! This time we did 7 intervals, and it was awesome. I can tell I am getting faster because I'm able to run faster with the same effort as before. Wow. Way to state the obvious, Amy.
My splits were: 3:18, 3:16, 3:13, 3:21, 3:14, 3:23, 3:11.
Janae was talking on her blog the other day about how your perception of a "long run" changes with your training- this is so true. Today as I was running I was thinking about how my perception of being "fast" has changed.
When I first started running a year and a half ago, I thought a ten minute mile was awesome for me. Then it changed to being stoked if I could get an 8:59 or below. When I ran my first 5 miles at under an 8:00 pace I was completely SHOCKED. Now I look down at my watch and I am frequently having splits between the 6-7 minute pace mark, and occasionally I see a pace that starts with a 5 in there.
It makes me wonder where my true potential is.
It just goes to show that if you work at something hard enough, and long enough, then you will be utterly amazed at the results.