|My lovely outfit most day :(|
We trained for my unicorn goal of 4:20. Figured, why not? Even though I have no idea how it happened, I was able to lay down that 1:56 half in November so I figured I'd at least give it my best shot. Here's how it has gone so far:
In the early weeks I ran by effort. Speed burst of X-minutes @ what feels like 5K effort etc. Then we progressed to hill repeats (possibly the devils work ;)) and strides at the end of runs. Once I had a feel for what it felt like to run fast she bumped it up asking me to go into the 8's during the speed/tempo runs.
|This is what my conditions looked like most days...sigh.|
Except for the last month, due to time constraints, I mixed in some swimming and biking cross-training. I feel like I have it in me to break 4:30 (That would be a huge 7 minute PR) but I also feel that given the right conditions on race day, I really could pull off something in the 4:20 range. I really don't know how it will work out, but I am going to hope for the best and just go for it.
'Cause if I don't try I will just never know, will I?????
|Last long run! & Shorts!!!|