So I started my first day of official training on 7/27, my best friends & father’s birthday. Regardless of the training I knew I would need a good run in due to the immense amounts of Italian food & ice cream cake I was about to consume!
On my schedule I had a 6 mile run to do. We had a break in the heatwave here on Long Island, so I knew this couldn’t be too bad. The first 3.5 miles were the toughest, for some reason they always are, but I did them in record time for me – at a 8:30 pace. After this I had to take a water break, which is my downfall. For some reason, I always forget to drink enough water! After a re-fuel I was good to go. I finished the last 2.5 a lot slower which really bummed me out- a 10:00 pace. But hey, at least I finished. Although it was cooler out, the Long Island humidity is still always there which caused me to have a tough time catching my breath. This was my first run in my new pair of Brooks Adrenalines, I absolutely love them but they definitely need to be broken in, I felt like my feet were on fire the whole time. I ended the run with a nice cool down, ab workout, and a poor man’s Gatorade… I am already anxious about tomorrows run! 8X400’s. Yowza!