tonight was the first night of track training.... i thought it was going to be speedwork, but we just ran our sloooooow pace (11:20) for the 4.7. I guess the good news is that I think I am the stringest runner in my slow pace group... and I am willing to see this slow stuff through. Apparently, there was one woman who ran in the 11:20 pace group last year that ran a 3:55 marathon- which is not too shabby in my book. The idea of the group is that they look at your last race time- I gave them my 1/2 marathon time, and then they have a "formula" that figures out yout LSD run pace group- so mine is 11:40 (BUT I am staying in the 11:20 group...) I can walk faster than 11:40 minute/ mile!
So, unlike my brother who could not stand the pace, and moved up to a faster group... I will stay... And use all these miles as a base.. and maybe a way to stay in a fat burning zone longer .. by the time we get to picking up our pace and really doing speedwork in August, maybe I will have attained one of my goals.... to enjoy it more and not feel so un-graceful out there. I am officially signed up for the Marine Corp Marathon on October 28!
So, thanks eveyone for your comments.... ! Have a great night... and a great Thursday!