6 Miles x2

My 10k Training Team schedule called for 6 miles this Thursday and gosh darnit, I was going to run 6 miles. I have volleyball on Thursdays, and I usually don’t like to run too much before our games, since we play for 2 hours straight. Our games this past Thursday were at 9 and 10pm…LATE!

But after my disappointing run on Tuesday, I knew it was kinda a “now or never” type thing. So I came home from work, plotted out a nice 6 miler from my house, and hit the ground running. My goal was to PACE myself so I wouldn’t burn out after 3ish miles. I really had to work at this, since I was feeling pretty stellar when I started. I had to tell myself over and over again to “reel it in”. It seemed to work since I had pretty consistent pacing per mile, and I had enough energy at the end to make the 6th mile my fastest!

It’s amazing what a little pace focusing can do! I was definitely happy with this run even though it was a bit chilly outside. I am somewhat sick of wearing gloves and earwarmers!!

BRRRRR! Before the VA is for Lover's 14k...twas cold. And I'm sick of it!

I had another 6 miler planned for today…technically Saturday = the day I run with the 10k training team. However, I woke up around 7:30 and was just way too lazy to get out of bed. I turned off my alarm and hit the pillow for a few more hours of glorious slumber. I knew it was supposed to be around 65 this afternoon, and I would MUCH rather run in that than deal with a 35 degree morning. Oh Virginia and your 30-40 degree temperature swings…

Around 3pm I suited up and decided to run my 6 miles in a similar manner as I did my Thursday run – by reeling it in and focusing on pace.

ALAS! It worked 🙂

I was even ever so slightly faster this time around. I’m thinking I can accomplish my goal of a sub 1 hour 10k!

And the weather was BANGIN’…I actually got to wear shorts and a t-shirt. I’m crossing my fingers that the weather stays this way from here on out.

Time for Saturday night, bring on the FUN!

Guilty of Saturday night fun.

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Posted on March 5, 2011, in 10k Training Team, Run Carrie Run. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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