Today was my last long run/walk before my upcoming race. I wanted to do 8 miles, with at least 2 at race pace. Ended up with 8 miles, 3 of which were sub-race pace. Whoops. Actually, I say that, but who the heck knows what my race pace is these days? Especially with this whole run/walk thing, which has totally thrown my mind for a loop. I don't think I have any actual idea how fast I can run these days, because I haven't tried to run fast (save for the "run" portions of my run/walks) in forever.
Once this race is over, I can put the run/walking behind me and hopefully get back to just running. It's not that I have anything against run/walking - and, heck, it's given me some mile splits that I'm not sure I could replicate just running - but it's not what I started out wanting to do.
I am feeling better about my running over all, though - and I met my April mileage goal already (and still have one run to go this month!), so that makes me happy. Now if I could just meet my weight goal.... But that would require me to not eat things like I did yesterday, and really, why would I want to give that up? LOL No, really, I do need to do something. I'm up 3 lbs over where I was a month ago, and that's just no good. I'm still in the "normal" BMI range (not that I put much stock in BMI), but I am not happy with where I am. So....... gotta do something.
In any case. 7 days till the Frederick Half Marathon. Whoot whoot! Ready or not, here I run.... ;-)