Tuesday, January 10, 2012

It's Official!

Here it is, the exciting news I’ve been dying to tell you:

I officially registered for the 10 Mile Run! Wicked nervous though…

(I also registered for the St. Patty’s day 5k in Somerville- Looks like somebody’s on the fast track to reaching her 2012 goals!)

I’m extremely nervous for the 10 mile race because I’ve never run that far in my life.  Since I need some help with the training, I went over to runner’s world to print out a custom training plan.  My plan includes 3 or 4 runs a week that gradually works up to 9 miles.  I’m planning to finish the race with a time of 1 hour and 45 minutes. If I can do it under that I'll be very happy!

My training has been going well.  I've been unofficially training since Dec 21st. The longest run I've done so far was a five mile run last Saturday.  I felt pretty good after that because 5 miles is halfway to 10 (Duh).  The main thing I have to work on now is my endurance and focus.  It's so easy for me to want to give up, so I really need to push myself to get through this training program.

This week’s training schedule:

Monday: 4 mile run(Check!) 

Tuesday: 2 mile speed run(Check!)  Pace- 7:26

Wednesday: 4 mile run

Thursday:  Off

Friday: Off

Saturday: Long Run- 5 miles

Sunday:  I’ll see how I feel…. 

In other news, I attempted to cook myself a steak tonight, and I had no idea what I was doing.  Since, I don’t like it to be pink in the middle so I ended up cutting it into smaller pieces to make sure it was cooked thoroughly.  I won't even show you a picture, it was that pitiful.  The end result was something that resembled steak tips, just without the tenderness and juiciness.  Oh well, protein is protein, people!

I think I might need to ask my friend Matt for some meat cooking advice....

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