So, my goal today was to come in under 28 minutes.
And I ran a 24:56!
I am sooooooooooooooooooooexcited. This proves, yet again, that my mind is my biggest limiter.
It was hot hot hot so I faded a bit, but my first 1.5 miles were UNDER an 8 minute pace!
I guess I should eat some crow now over my last post. I really didn't think I had that in me yet. But apparently I do, and I did, and, well....I am so happy that I feel like I just freaking WON the race. Remind me of this next May when I'm lining up in Cleveland. My mind is the only thing consistently holding me back.
If I can bust this out, 16 pounds over my starting weight and 23 pounds over the weight I plan to be next May...well, that is pretty damn awesome. (If I do say so myself.)
Tomorrow I turn 33--hard to believe it--and I have to say that this was the best birthday present I could have gotten!
More later--right now I need to go play in the sprinkler with Bug.
Happy 4th of July!