Today's run was an easy recovery 3 miler, since I did a tempo run yesterday. My training plan for the half mary is a little aggressive for me, since it only gives me one full rest day per week. I have one more week of 6 days of running, then a fallback week with 2 whole rest days! I hope I can make it. If not, I plan on changing my crosstraining day, where I do the elliptical, to a full rest day.
My last race was a local 10k, and I didn't do well. My time was pretty much the same as last year. When I think about the race, I realize that I never got into "race mode". I treated the race just like any other average old training run, and as a result I didn't push myself. I definitely wasn't thinking about the race. It's a shame because this is a course that I could really conquer. It's an out and back with a gradual climb going out, leading up to a killer hill. Then you turn around, and it's all downhill from there, baby! I should have run an easy, even pace going up, take it easy on the big hill, then really pushed for the return. I know I could have broken the 1 hour barrier. At least I learned something about racing. It isn't all physical training-you really have to focus on the task at hand.