Today’s Agenda: 7-mile run
Time – 1hr 10min
Pace – 10:03/mile
It is day 20 but tonight I’m hoping for 21 when Melissa and I hit the casino. Tonight is her 10-year high school reunion. They chose an awesome location in Blackhawk, Colo. and I look forward to playing some blackjack.
Tonight will be great if it is near as good as this morning’s run. However, I shouldn’t take all the credit. I had some words of encouragement from my beautiful girlfriend Melissa that ignited today’s performance.
I started sluggish. Lackadaisical. But Melissa snapped me out of it. I jetted off. I never
felt out of breath, but the pace was much faster than usual.
Of course when I ended I found out why. A 10:03 pace for 7 miles is awesome.
Afterward, we discussed the routine of marathon training at the beginner level. It doesn’t quite have the variety we got used to during Hal Higdon’s Intermediate Half-Marathon Training.
Word of Advice: add variety to your training regimen. It can add spice things up and keep it interesting.
That spice can be fartleks, intervals, or mile repeats. Try a few out and see what brings back the excitement.
Get out and fill your passion bucket,