Today I ran 4 miles without stopping or walking. That might not seem like a very big deal to you runners out there, but I don’t believe I’ve ever done that before. In fact, my longest runs before today were 3.5 miles, and I didn’t run those straight through. My pacing is still laughable. In fact, my 5K time during this run was a little slower than my last 5K when I walked a little bit of it. I think I’m just afraid that if I push myself too hard I won’t finish the run. I need to push myself harder, especially since my app tells me exactly how fast I’m running. I should be able to pick a pace and not let myself go any slower. I’ll try that on some of my shorter runs this week.
So my Saturday long runs will just keep getting longer, but 4 miles is the longest that I run during the week for the rest of the training. Now that I know I can do it fairly easily, the training should be a breeze.
Saturday is still the best day for me to run because I can go out midmorning. During the week I have to run very early morning when it’s still dark out, because Daniel has to leave for work before 7am, or I can run in the evening, but that gets in the way of dinner. A few times I’ve had to go running right after dinner- not fun.
Anyway, training is going well. I don’t expect to finish in a respectable amount of time, but I do expect to finish! And it is my goal to run the entire 6.2 miles. It’s all in the mind!