And we’ve come to the end of week 3! ¬†Horray! ūüéȬ† And just 3 months until the Royal Parks Half! ¬†ūüéČ

The basics:

Run designation: easy, long

Distance: 6 miles (6.13 miles in actual distance)

Goal pace: 11 minute miles

Actual pace: 11’49” on average ūüėě

How did the run go:

My second mile was the best mile (as usual) and was the only one that was really close to goal pace. ¬†I felt really slow and sluggish and I blame the warmth, the wind, and the fact I hadn’t been feeling well yesterday and just didn’t have any energy. ¬†However, I persisted and carried on and finished the run, despite wanting to just stop by mile 5.

Also, I’ve finally got my fundraising page up and running. ¬†It still needs some tweaks, as I’m having trouble getting pictures and whatnot to load, but you can donate!

Cumulative distance thus far:

Overall distance for week 3: 18.15

Overall distance for week 2: 14.08

Overall distance for week 1: 12.70

Today’s run was much better. ¬†I wonder if there is a correlation to listening to my favourite person in the world and my mindset? ¬†Granted, I was only listening to him at the very beginning of the run. . . .

The basics:

Run designation: easy

Distance: 3 miles

Goal pace: 11 minutes per mile

Actual pace: 10’25” on average!

Weather: irrelevant as I was on the treadmill

 

How did the run go?

After doing my upper body workout, I jumped on the treadmill. ¬†I figured it was easier than going home and putting my stuff down and then I’d procrastinate so. . . ¬†The run went quick, I felt good and “fast,” and it really helped improve my mindset over some of these less than stellar runs as of late.

Tomorrow is meant to be a rest day, so I’ll be back with my long run update on Saturday!

Ugh. ¬†That pretty much sums up today’s run. ¬†Perhaps this might be the reason as to why?

The basics:

Run designation: easy

Distance: 4.5 miles

Goal pace: 11 minutes per mile

Actual pace: 11’57” average

Weather: Mild, sunny on the way back, humid

How did the run go?

UGH. ¬†I didn’t sleep well last night and I’m fairly certain that played a part as well as the fact that I wasn’t well hydrated or fuelled. ¬†I couldn’t keep a steady pace. ¬†I felt sluggish and tired the entire time. ¬†Oh well, it happens. ¬†Hopefully tomorrow’s 3 miles will be a lot better!

Today was probably the best day weather wise for a run according to the forecast for this week.  Hopefully the forecast will improve!

The Basics:

Run designation: easy

Distance: 4.5 miles

Goal pace: 11 minutes per mile

Actual pace: 11’27” on average

Weather: mostly cloudy with some sunny breaks, windy

How did the run go?

I think if my hamstrings and glutes weren’t so sore from weight training on Sunday, I might have been a bit faster. ¬† My second mile was ace, at 10’13”. ¬†However, as I turned around at 2.25 miles, I was, once again, running into the wind. ¬†Perhaps one day I will be able to go out when the winds are calm! ¬†Overall, the run was ok and I felt pretty decent despite my legs aching.

And we’ve come to the last run of the week, which out of all of them happened to be the best one of them all. ¬†I went out today with no agenda, just to run. ¬†I left all the stresses of the week out there along the river and just tried not to think, just listened to music and let it all go.

The Basics:

Run designation: Long run, easy

Distance: 5 miles

Goal pace: 11 minutes per mile

Actual pace: 11’08”!

Weather: cloudy and mild; windy

How did the run go?

Like I said, this run was the best of the week. ¬†Everything felt good and I felt like I was pushing myself but it was a good feeling. ¬†3 of the 5 miles were in the 10 minute mile range, and I could tell when I had slowed down a bit on the 4th mile due to the gusting winds. ¬†Overall, I felt really good about this run, and felt fine while running it. ¬†I’m hoping this carries over to next week!