16 weeks to go. That’s 4 months. It’s exciting because it means I’ll be in Disney in 4 months! But it’s also a little scary because I’ll have to be ready to run a 10 mile race by then! As I mentioned last week, I have a pretty good idea of the basics of my costume. I’m going to be Alice from Alice in Wonderland, and I at least have a tutu and a tank top to wear! So this week I wanted to share the tutu I’ll be wearing. It’s from Race Junkie, who makes some of the cutest Disney running tutus!
So this is Week 3 of the Jeff Galloway training program for beginners. Here’s what Week 3 looks like:
This week I decided starting out that I wanted to take things a little easier. There were a few reasons for this. 1. I’d been keeping a pace under 12:00 min/mile, and I know that’s not going to be sustainable for me on longer runs. 2. My legs were sore from maintaining a regular running schedule so I didn’t want to push them too hard. 3. It was supposed to be very hot this week and I knew the heat would get to me.
Monday was definitely hot, but it felt okay. It was about 85 degrees out. I kept myself under a 12 min/mile pace which I’m happy about.
Wednesday was the toughest day of the week. It was over 90 degrees this day so I was feeling slow and sluggish. I timed my run so that when I was done, I was right outside of our complex’s pool. I went for a swim right after running and it felt great! Knowing I could jump into that pool when I was done was the only thing that kept me going!
Friday was a fantastic run day. I decided to do my weekend run this day because I had off from work since I’d be working Saturday. I was a little nervous I’d be sore but I felt okay when I woke up so I decided to go for it. And it was just a fantastic feeling run! It had finally cooled down a bit so the weather was good. This is my best pace time yet for any run so I’m very happy.
Ending with such a good run is really encouraging for the upcoming week! Especially with a 4 mile run coming up next week. Sometimes I feel okay doing longer than a 5k, but to be honest when it’s just training and not an actual race I start to get bored! So we’ll see how that goes.
How about you? How is your running going this week?