Speed work…and 8 days and counting!

Today I did my first ‘real’ round of speed work on a track with a pacer. It was cool. She ran beside me and kept me on the right pace the whole time. I did 3 one mile splits with 2-3 minute recovery. I ran them at 5k pace. The 1st mile was 7:30. 2nd mile 7:36 and 3rd 7:37. My goal was 7:40-7:50. Yay! I enjoyed it but it was hard. I also ran downtown. We live in a beautiful city. The river was gorgeous. 🙂

So 8 days left….here is what it will look like:
Saturday – 30 min Easy
Sunday – 15 miles Easy
In Florida – Monday – 50 min Easy
Tuesday – 40 min Easy
Wednesday – 30 min Easy
Thursday – 20 min Easy
Friday – fly to California – no running
Saturday – 15-20 min Easy
Sunday – the RACE – 26.2 in 3:50 or less

Phillipians 4:13 – I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength!

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  1. Trish, hello.

    I am not sure if you automatically receive comment feedback notification when someone comments on a site that you also commented on (similar to facebook?), but I left the following reply. The best to you in San Diego and thanks for sharing your Run for God experience.

    thenextmailboxboston,

    Thank you very much for your kind words and timely (Godincidence) comment. Not only is it great to read of your experience with the RFG group and your personal marathon training, but equally gratifying was the encouragement it provided me to pursue the program here locally and to know that you received a a little extra boost of scriptural inspiration through the blogsite.

    I started the site upon return of the Disney marathon this year. I felt extremely convicted that the gift of health, ability and desire, (which, by the way, I love the fact that you are thankful for the desire to run – very truly a gift that should be used to His glory), was leading to a more lasting purpose or service. Additionally, I was challenged by a book I was reading to create a blog on something that I was truly passionate about and keep it for 30 days.

    Anyway, here we are three months later. I have found it to provide personal accountability, deeper meditation and more balance. If He allows the site to provide these similar attributes to others, even if in just a very small and passing way, that makes it all worthwhile.

    Finally, your run is going to be outstanding. You’re well prepared, your half already has you projected at sub 3:50 and San Diego just makes everyone run faster. I wish you the best and am hopeful you make someone’s day along the way.

    Make it a great day and keep ‘Running with Horses!’

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