Wow, can’t believe I just said four miles is an easy day! I guess when I put it in perspective with the rest of the week, it is easy. Tomorrow will be my furthest run yet…nine miles. I am a little stressed out about it, but am going to relax the rest of the day and not think about it.
I achieved my fastest pace today! I was aiming for a 12 minute mile average for the four miles. I surpassed my own goal, by 20 seconds per mile!! My average pace was 11:40 per mile, and I finished in 46:39. Will I be able to keep this pace for nine miles tomorrow? NO, but that is okay. I am not worried about speed for the marathon, as my only goal is to finish. However, on my easier four-five mile runs I am going to work on speed as this will make my marathon pace seem easier.
Some are going to be disappointed in me, some are going to feel I am making a big mistake, and some might be angry with me, but I am having some Easter candy today. I have gone 27 days without candy, baked goods, packaged foods, rice, and white bread/flour. When I started this I told myself that I was going to eat Easter candy. Even though Easter is tomorrow, I am going to eat it today. Since I am running nine miles tomorrow, my body will be converting this into energy to fuel my run. I have to say that I am pretty excited to have some candy as it is one of my favorite things, but I am also a little nervous. I am nervous that my “addiction” is going to start all over again, that I might not have enough self-discipline to not eat candy tomorrow and the next day, that instead of continuing to lose weight I will gain, and that others may think I am a failure. Well I am not a failure, and it is just one day.