It was absolutely beautiful outside this weekend - it had to be 50 degrees F (10 C) and sunny. I felt like I could have used a rest day on Saturday, but I couldn't resist being outside! So, I did a 50 minute run (approximately 5.5 miles) at a comfortable pace. I kept having to remind myself not to push it and just enjoy the run. I kept saying to myself, "Remember...base miles."
I have this irrational fear of burning out during my training plan, which is silly. If I get worn out, I take a couple days off. No big deal. And I also need to remember that right now, I'm not trying to hit any pace goals. It's not time to work on getting fast yet. It's time to build a base of time doing the exercises. So, remember...base miles.
Saturday, March 6, 2010
Run 50 minutes (approx. 5.5 miles)
Comfortable pace. Did 5 miles in 44:30, which is encouraging! I was starting to wonder if I'd ever break a 9 minute mile pace.