We got a new camera! It's a Canon Rebel T3 and it is by far superior to my little point and shoot that I was using before. I love it! It takes great action shots :)
My tempo run Monday night was so sweeeeeeet. I had a goal to stay at 7:45/mile. At first I had a hard time keeping it there, but after about 2 miles I had a hard time holding myself back. I ended up running at a 7:33 pace and I felt so so so good! So much better than any of my runs last week! It made me excited for the 10K I'm running next week- I'm so going to PR :).
Last night Darcy and I ran our second set of ten Yasso's. This time I was smart and brought a bottle of powerade and made sure I was drinking consistently. It made a world of difference!!!!! My paces were:
3:18, 3:26, 3:24, 3:23, 3:29, 3:22, 3:28, 3:24, 3:30, 3:03
I tried to not kill myself off so that I had enough juice at the end to finish strong. On my last set I ran as hard as I could and was pleased with my last 800! I was hoping my pace would be in the 5's, but I can't really complain about a 6:06 after 9 previous Yasso's :).
I keep thinking about the marathon and wish that it would just get here already. However, I know I have to take things one step at a time. I'm learning a lot training for it, and everything will make me a better racer when the race finally shows up on September 17th. This is my peak week- I'm running 22 miles on Saturday and I'm honestly excited for it. This is really happening. I'm really, truly, running a marathon in less than a month!
Do you prefer running at night, or in the morning?
I think I prefer running at night best. Although I love the crisp mornings and watching the sun rise, I seem to feel better at night. My stomach holds out on me most of the time, and it doesn't take me so long to warm up.
Does it bother you to run with a reflective vest?
No way! This amphipod vest is my best friend. (This is not sponsored or anything, it is just what I've been using for over a year). It is super comfy and I hardly notice it when I'm running.