it’s week 3 of half marathon training.
i told myself that this time, i’m not going to be scared of speed training. if i want to run a half marathon faster, the only thing i can do is…run faster.
the first two weeks were tough. i was traveling. it’s hard to get back to training after three months of slacking.
Tuesday morning was intervals. 6x400s. SIX. i promised myself i wouldn’t give up. i told myself i’d put everything into it, that i could eat a big breakfast after. i told myself i could channel all of Monday’s frustrations into that run.
while i was running the fast laps, i kept repeating, “this is hard. i am harder.”
i almost didn’t run lap five. i couldn’t give up by the time i only had one left, though.
and i nailed six 400 m laps with a pace between 9:18 and 9:21 on all six.
that was a good day.