Never Settle - Strive to be better EVERYDAY
You ladies thought I was nuts for running at 9.0 for 5 minutes, right??? Well today I HAD to do it...I had to either go farther, longer, or faster...it HAD to be done. Today was a great accomplishment...
I started out my cardio with a 3.5 minute walk on a 5% incline...my typical warm up. Than I decided I was going to do 1 mile repeats. I have not done this since high school cross country and after training soooo hard in my adult years, I wanted to see how strong I really am now.
First Mile = 6:47 (I ran at 9.0 the whole way)
5 minute break
Second Mile = 6:45 (I ran at 9.0 the whole way...but I must have started sooner than the first time which is why I shaved 2 seconds off)
5 minute break
Third Mile = 6:45 (again I ran at 9.0 the whole time)
I only came close to MAYBE puking once...on the last run...some where around 5:45. I kept telling myself that I was either going to puke while running,wait until my legs gave out and fall off the treadmill, or just suck it up and finish. I was NOT SLOWING DOWN FOR ANYTHING.
I kept thinking...sh*t...I have been competing for 3 years. This last run represents this year. Am I going to slow the speed down on the treadmill the last minute because I am tired? F!*% NO!!! Even if I don't win a show this year in NY, or go to nationals...or even get my pro card...at least I know I WORKED MY ASS OFF. And I doubt there are many other competitors who can run like me!!!
After this week, I decided to run 5ks this summer. Actually, to be honest I just want to keep running in the off season so I can eat carbs...LOL and not get fat...HAHA.
If anyone is up for a run and you live near me...let me know!!!
KEEP WORKING HARD!!!!!!!!!! YOU CAN DO ANYTHING...GO HARD!
Until next time...