Thursday, April 9, 2009
apparently I can run fast
Since the marathon, I have come to realize that I can run fast. That may seem like an obvious statement, but because I beat my goal time by so much, it really changed my view on my speeding ability. More than anything, it has given me confidence that I am able to run fast.
This moves me to my next subject: my run today. It was so nice to be at home, to run without the pressure of having to return back to campus for a meeting or work. I decided to go at a quick pace, and ran 7.6 miles around home. Nice weather, about 50 and sunny in the afternoon.
My pace ended up being 8:23 per mile...which although I realized I was going fast, it didn't feel that difficult. It was slightly beyond my comfort level, so hopefully I can get comfortable at that pace quickly, as it will be my race pace in October.
This really is a learning process: my body keeps changing as my training progresses. I wouldn't have been able to do this 6 months ago; even 3 months ago.
So that's why I titled this one "apparently I can run fast." It wasn't always apparent.