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"Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work as hard." -Tim Tebow
Although I can say that I do have a slight gift for running, I can also tell you that any "success" that I've had has come from a whole lot of hard work. I heard this quote today from my friend Kristin and I had to share. Work hard out there!
Moving on... I have been absolutely terrified that I was going to be all screwed up after the marathon. I'm so so grateful that I'm not! I took a week off and rested, and then got back into the groove of things last week. My workouts have been stellar so far.
Saturday, 9/24: 6 miles, recovery, 8:51 paceMonday, 9/26: 3.5 miles, 7:25 pace
Tuesday, 9/27: 4 miles, hills with 350 ft. gain in 1.5 miles, 7:41 paceFriday, 9/30: 3.25 miles, treadmill, alternating between 7 and 8 mph
Saturday, 10/1: 10 miles, 8:17 paceMonday, 10/3: 5.5 miles, 3.1 tempo at 5K pace (7:10) , 7:42 average pace
Know what is missing? My running buddies! Both Darcy and Mindy were left injured from running the Top of Utah Marathon. They have a severely bruised foot (possible stress fracture) and tendinitis respectively. I miss running with them so much, but at the same time it has been nice to go it alone. I've forgotten how much faster I run by myself (which isn't always a good thing- sometimes it's important to slow things down), and it's forcing me to be accountable for my workouts all on my own. I'm notorious for talking myself out of running when I don't have someone that's going to meet me out on the street- I've been proud of myself that I haven't missed a single one! Go me.
In other news, I'm preparing to run Vegas Ragnar and my legs, for once, are E.A.S.Y. Totaling about 12 miles, and only one with any real elevation gain, I'm planning on setting a new 5K PR and doing my best to keep up with my super speedy team. It's going to be a huge difference running on a team that is projected to complete the race in roughly 26 hours. My previous teams run for fun, and we finish somewhere closer to 33 hours! Should be fun times. I just have to hope they don't kick me off for being slow ;).
With a Ragnar in the very near future, I'm in need of some new tunes for my playlist.
What's your current fave workout song?Right now I'm loving She Got the Honey and Hey Mama by Mat Kearney (these were repeated many many times during the marathon).