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Indy Monumental: Week 3, Day 3 - w/u, Tempo 6, c/d

My marathon pace is 7:03. Tempo runs (on the Hanson plan) are to be ran at marathon pace.

I hit all of my paces, but I never felt comfortable. It scares the living hell out of me that in 15 weeks I have to run at that pace for an additional 20.2 miles. I guess that’s why I’m in training, right?! Please say yes.

Notes on this run:

  • I woke up at 4 so I could eat and digest before heading out at 5:15.
  • This is not an exaggeration when I say this; I have never sweat that much in my entire life. I’ve come out of the pool more dry than I was after this run.
  • I wore my headlamp as a belt. It kind of gave me motion sickness for the first couple of miles.
  • Jay Z, Linkin Park, Fall Out Boy and Eminem carried me through the tempo portion. 
  • I’m really looking forward to an easy 7 tomorrow.
  • Edit:   as I just told the wonderful Shortmom…I’m not quite freaking out, but I think the reality of how hard this is going to be smacked me in the face today.  I’m ready for it.

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  1. ariavie said: They get easier. Then once you are tapered, the marathon pace doesn’t feel so bad.
  2. kategoesrunning said: Every time I realize how fast you are running it blows me away!!! You are going to do great!
  3. iammorethanarunner said: You got this.
  4. malloryrunsthis said: Yes, that is what training is for!
  5. seechrisrun said: These were the hardest part of the plan the first time I did it. Mostly because it’s hot. Your body should adjust eventually, but I don’t think they’ll ever feel easy.
  6. runningfortheriesling said: You astound me! Rockin it so hard!
  7. straightarrowlife said: You’re amazing. Keep at it, man. You can do it!
  8. chrystimoreorless said: You are SO ready. Just keep carrying on with training, and it’ll be easier.