Last Friday I went out for a "long" run. Long runs to me are not the same as long runs to others, considering i did a total of 4 miles. the plan was to go longer but it was hot and having not done any real long runs in a month and a half it just didnt happen. I went with a friend who is training for a half at the end of the month. The plan was to run/walk on a 4/1 interval. Unfortunately even that was too much for me. So we walked quite a bit, but it was nice bc we were able to talk during it. I had never ran with this person before and kept apologizing for all the walking. She said it was no problem, but I hope she will want to go agian with me some other time when I have gotten better at the "long runs".
Then due to the rainy weather, no treadmill at the parents, I had not run since last Friday until today. The weather was great, mid 60's and sunny. It was a little windy. Seems like the wind is blowing hard every time I have run here lately. I warmed up .25 of a mile with a jog. It felt good and was at a 11:13 pace. Not too bad for me, I was expecting a 12-13 minute pace. Since I am working on my 5k speed and using the program i found last week in an old runners world i had 4 quarter mile runs with 2 minutes walking in between scheduled. the first three quarter miles were great, less than 11:00, which again for me is really good, then number four came and it was brutal. Luckily it was only .25 of a mile, my time on that one was 11:53 :( slower than my .25 warm up....crazy!!!
Over all I am very happy with how I did today, but a little frustrated that I get in a groove and run like i am supposed to one week, then the next week dont get out but once or twice or none at all. I just can't keep the motivation going! Any tips?