Yesterday I did a 14 mile run.
It was my first non-racing 14 miler since either May or October 2013. It’s been awhile!
I did 5.5 miles on my own before meeting up with Kailey, Mariette and a local running group doing a preview run of the new Six03 Summerfest 10k course.
Let’s just say I ate HILLS for breakfast!
The course is definitely challenging especially with an out and back section that is the bulk of big rolling hills. At the turn around point you think, “Yay! Done with the hills.” But no, you get to repeat it all over again. Fittingly, the finish line sits at the top of the last big hill.
My plan going into the run was to keep it an easy pace. I’m notorious for starting off too fast in races and all runs in general. I’m a champion positive spliter. I think it’s time I see what all this hoopla about negative splits is all about.
I’m very happy to say that I stayed right on pace for the whole run. Even with killer hills. While it wasn’t a negative split run, it was an almost perfectly executed on pace run. My goal was 8:30-8:45 and that is where I stayed. It meant pulling back from running with Kailey and Mariette but I stuck to my plan. I felt good. Really good. Although I was cursing the whole way as I trudged up the hills. One day I’ll embrace the hill like Sarah!
Alright, let’s talk meal planning for the week.
Sunday: Grilled Fish Tacos
Monday: Sweet Potato and Mozzarella Egg Skillet
Tuesday: Chicken Veggie Meatballs with Pesto Zucchini Noodles
Thursday: Mushroom Poblano Enchiladas
Friday: Build your own salads + sandwiches
Saturday: Avocado Chickpea Sandwiches
What are you – positive or negative spliter?
What are you having for dinner this week?