Monday, March 8, 2010

Remember...base miles

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.

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