I kept reminding myself this morning that speedwork is in fact supposed to be work, it shouldn’t be easy. That helped me to remember that I should be pushing it and breathing hard. Speedwork is never going to feel easier, it is just going to get faster but the name of this kind of run has the word work in it so it should feel like work.
I was nervous leaving the house because I couldn’t find my headband before I left and I always wear a headband. Luckily I didn’t die from not having it.
The thing that made my run extra enjoyable were my Brooks PureFlow 2s. Even if I wasn’t a Brooks Ambassador I would still talk about these shoes all of the time because they are the shoes that were made perfectly for me. They offer the right balance of comfort, support and they are super light. They just make my whole body feel good when I am running. AND FINALLY the 2s come in purple, just when I thought they couldn’t be any better.
Mile splits: 7:37, 6:59, 6:59, 6:46, 6:45, 6:36 and 7:17 with overall pace of 6:59. I did have to stop once at a stop light (one that I never have to stop at normally) and that was a little frustrating because I was in my groove but I will forgive the stop light and the cars driving for not caring that I was doing speed work.
Something I really focused on today was leaning forward because I tend to sit back when I run but leaning forward from the ankles helps me to speed up and then my foot lands right below my knee rather than in front of my body.
Three things that I am sure you really don’t want to hear about but I want to tell you anyways.
1. Brooke’s hair is getting so long!
2. I spilled make up all over the front of my favorite pineapple shirt and my trusty Tide stick won’t even get it out so I ordered a new one because I can’t live without it.
3. I guess all of my strength training is paying off because when I went to lock the door I broke the key and it is now stuck in the door.
Anything annoying happen in your day today….get it out there and vent:)
Do you have long, medium or short hair? Has it always been that length?
Do you lean forward when you run or sit back like I normally do?
What day do you usually do some speedwork?