I've taken a week off from anything. This upper respiratory infection and now the pollen just knocked me on my butt. Now I'm back! Today I'm happy to be back, we'll see about tonight when I'm riding hills on the trainer.
Now, getting faster. I need to. It's going to be hard work. I am looking forward to it and dreading it at the same time. It all starts with VDOT. It's a test to see what all my times should be for tempo runs and easy pace runs. I've been told by Coach Rob "No more - I felt good and ran fast - kind of runs. If it says E pace, then you run your E pace." Done. I can do that. I hope.
Sam and I went to the track last night to do the test. Run 1.86 as fast as you can. Ugh. Doesn't sound THAT bad, but fast?
Now I know I'm a 34 on the VDOT scale and all my run times are mapped out. That alone will not make me faster, but will help keep me on pace and injury free. The real way I'm going to get faster? Wednesday night track workouts. Sam and I will be there. We are going to line up a babysitter and Wednesday night will be date night.
My next race is not until June 4th - a 1/2 marathon. I'm really looking forward to it. I really really want to get 2 hours flat. That means I need to be 11 minutes faster. I can do it. I can get there.
Does anyone else have big goals for their next race?