8 before 8

This morning, I ran 8 miles. Although I am a morning person, getting up at 5:30am and heading out for a run in the dark is not my idea of fun. The first couple miles were hard, but I kept going and finished strong. This is part of training for a half-marathon at the end of April.

I want to finish this race faster than the one last October. So, in my coach/husband added one day of speed training (short distance repeats at a super-fast pace) and one day for tempo runs (longer distance at a semi-fast pace).ย  I don’t like these workouts, but I can tell that I am getting stronger and a bit faster, so I’ll stick with it. Last week, I got a bit of motivation in the form of cold, hard cash – I found $100 in the street as I ran back home after my speed workout! I didn’t see any benjamins this week, but my biggest cheerleaders were at home waiting for me to return, which is even better (although a soon-to-be 1 year old baby can’t get me a new pair of shoes ๐Ÿ™‚ ).

I’m looking forward to have two days of rest before getting back to it on Monday.

Happy Weekend!

 

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5 thoughts on “8 before 8

  1. CJ says:

    Congrats to you! 8 miles, when I get past 2 miles I’ll be dancing in the streets.

  2. Tina says:

    When I saw the title, for the life of me I couldn’t imagine eight (what) before eight (what). Eight miles before eight in the morning is quite impressive, your training continues to serve as gentle encouragement for me to get more active.

  3. YOUR FAVORITE AUNT says:

    Hey that was my “MONEY”…….GOOD LUCK ON YOUR WORK OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!

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