So, last week I complained about the darkness. It was too dark to run earlier than 5:35 or so. Well, Saturday morning during the race, this topic came up and my mom and I figured out... she runs in the morning, I run in the morning.. why don't we run together when its dark in the morning??? BRILLIANT! (It took us a week to figure this out. We're a slow family... in more ways than one.)
Yesterday morning and this morning, we met at 5:10am to run. And it works out perfect! By the time she's ready to head back inside, it's light enough outside for me to continue alone. This morning, I had wanted to do a shorter, tempo run (she was only running 2 miles, so I was going to use those two miles as a warm up). But my legs were feeling pretty fatigued. So, the tempo run is on deck for Thursday morning.
I was reading in the runners world last night, something to the effect of "if you train at a slow, regular pace... you will always be at the slow, regular pace." Yikes! I read that, and then today, I average 10 minute miles. Great. Just effing great. Why don't I just buy a turtle costume and resign myself to the fact that I'm too comfortable running slow!!! Yeah, I'm too competitive for that. How do I get faster? TEMPO RUNS!!!!! So, I gotta start doing those once a week and I also need to buy a heart rate monitor.
Tonight: Yoga Lattes and tomorrow: REST DAY.