I’ve never run 6 miles before.
I’m going to do it in just a few weeks. For time.
This year I signed up to run the Capitol 10,000 — commonly known as the Cap10K. I had been planning to do it it last year, but pregnancy, and the torture of running kinda put a stop to it.
But now that running is no longer torturous, Jenny and I are going to run — and get a qualifying time.
I’ve only been running 5K distances, so Jenny and I decided we better start adding miles. I met her at our usual spot on the hike and bike trail very early Sunday morning for a run. This week we ran the loop between the South First Street bridge and the MoPac bridge — a total of 4.2 miles.
We stopped at both water stations, and I wish I had been timing us, because I don’t know how much time it took us to run that distance. I’m guessing 45 minutes. Next week I’ll use my stop watch.
But the big news of the day was the OTHER run I did — about 8 hours later. I wanted to rest Monday, so I knocked off my LAST endurance workout of the challenge Sunday evening.
Run 2 miles for time
OK — this was it! A test to see how far I’ve come in 8 weeks! I did this same WOD the first week of the challenge. And I ran 2 miles for time again in the Army PT WOD in week 3. Could I beat my time?
I ran the same route through the neighborhood, and — drumroll, please! — a PR!
Average pace: 8:48 min/mil
There is no doubt that I have gotten faster over the course of this challenge. As I was celebrating, Andy said, “Now you just need to shoot for 400m in 90sec.”
Yes, Andy, but I’m going to enjoy my success for a few days before pushing toward the next goal.