Glass Slipper Challenge Training – 12 weeks to go

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12 weeks!  That means we’re only three months away from the Glass Slipper Challenge, and I definitely do not feel ready for a 10k followed by my first Half Marathon!  But slowly but surely I’m making progress.  The weather has had me bummed out a lot recently, but I did a Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving with a new PR for a 5k, so that kind of got me feeling a little more inspired an ready!

glass slipper week 6

On Monday the weather was shockingly warm – it was almost 70 degrees, so I was thrilled with the chance to run outside.  And that’s the kind of temperature I really thrive in.  Got in about a 5k, great pace, and I felt really good about it!  I’ll miss that weather.

glass slipper week 6 mon

Thursday was our Turkey Trot, and my brother ran as well!  I was very concerned about the cold, but I guess the excitement of a race got to me more because it didn’t bother me much – and I PR’ed by a lot!  We didn’t have chips for the race.  The official clock had me coming in at 32:07, while RunKeeper had me at 31:52.  Either way it’s a new record for me and I couldn’t be happier.  Little bro, who has only been running for a couple of months, managed to get a sub-30 time.  Super proud!  Since his only goal was to beat me, he succeeded 😉

glass slipper week 6 thurs

As you can see from the chart above, I was supposed to do a 4 mile run for the weekend.  But for whatever reason, I got out there and was not feeling it.  I had pressure to finish in a certain amount of time because I had to be able to hop in the shower and get myself ready to go to dinner at my father in law’s house on time.  I didn’t eat well in the morning and could feel that, and I forgot to stretch before going out.  Due to all of that I had a terrible pace and decided to switch my distances with my run tomorrow – so I’ll do 4 miles on Monday.  Despite all of that, I am glad I managed to get in a half hour run no matter how bad it was.

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