Pushing my limit

Saturday’s RUN: 8 miles, 1:13:20 (9:09 pace)

The first 5.5 miles were difficult, but I was hanging in there with 8:30ish minute miles.  I started hitting hills and really struggled, pulling a 10:30 minute mile.  I can’t even remember the last time I ran a mile that slow.  I finished the last mile in 9:15, but felt like I was really pushing to get that.

I’m surprised that I’ve been struggling with the hills so much, recently.  I think it’s because I’ve been focusing so much on my pace.  Before, if I came to a difficult hill it didn’t matter how slow I ran it.  I was also really psyching myself out.  It’s amazing how mental running can be, and I was not helping myself out on this run.

I’ll continue working on hills and my pace!  I’ll probably try to run similar milage for the next two weeks.

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About stopdropandrun

After running my first marathon in March, I have I realized I can now call myself a runner! The mantra Stop, Drop, and Run reminds me that when in doubt, just keep running! I hope to someday qualify for, and run the Boston marathon. Until then, I'll keep working hard and setting new goals!
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