This morning I went to run with Katrina, Laura, and Jennifer. The plan was to run 2 miles at a faster pace. The first mile we ran about a 9 minute mile! We were all pretty tired and decided to slow down some after that first mile. But then we decided to do some interval training. We slowed down and then would pick up our pace and then slow down again to recover. We did this a few times....it was MISERABLE for me!!! I could barely breathe and that wasn't just from the humidity! The very last fast pace interval I bailed out on and kept my slower pace...I just couldn't make myself do it. The other 3 girls took off and did great! Looking back, I am sooo disappointed in myself for not pushing myself on that last stretch! It was all mental and I should have fought it and RAN! Oh well...lesson learned! I will say that I enjoy running much more at my slower pace...I am completely happy with a 10 and 11 minute mile!!! But I also know it is good to push myself and make my body work! But I don't have to like it lol!
Anyway, we completed those 2 miles in about 18 minutes and 30 seconds! That's an average pace of 9:15! That's pretty cool to think if we had done a 5K we would have finished in under 30 minutes with those numbers! But we all said we didn't think we could have gone another mile!!!