Monday, November 7, 2011

Fast is Relative

My little bloggy got a face lift the other day. Nothing too snazzy, but it was time to change things up a bit. I like my life to be simple and clean, and I feel that this new look captures that.

What do you think? 

On Saturday I completed my first long run of my marathon training schedule. I realize that I have yet to post my official 18-week training plan, but I am still fine-tuning it. Once it is finished, I promise to post it asap (Who cares Alex! Moving on now...)

Northwest Arkansas was blessed with another beautiful fall today on Saturday. The temperature was cool, the sun was shining and the leaves were full of color!
I can't say enough how much I love running in the fall. Honestly, how can one resist the trail on a day like this?

Luckily, I'm not the only one who couldn't resist a good run that day. Rock star Rachel (who ran the St. Louis Half Marathon with me) and her friend Dee Dee joined me for Saturday's run.
Dee Dee is somewhat new to distant-running so she agreed to run 2 miles (yea, she's claims she doesn't run but she demolished those 2 miles) and Rachel and I decided to bang out 6. And when I say "decided" I mean, "Rachel agreed to my 6-mile demand". She's a good friend.

Another snapshot of the Skull Creek Trail in Fayetteville. I'm loving that I have miles and miles of trails to run my little heart out.

Our times were as followed:
Mile 1- 10:05
Mile 2- 10:35 (<---We walked a tad at the end, then said "adios" to Dee Dee)
Mile 3- 10:03
Mile 4- 9:57
Mile 5- 10:13
Mile 6- 10:08
Total- 61:01
Average Pace- 10:10

Whoop Whoop. I'm proud about that pace. And look at mile 4! Yep, that's a 9 right there. I know I won't be winning races any time soon, but I'm getting faster each week. What more could a girl want?

One thing I've learned when it comes to running, is 'fast' is a relative term. Each person's perception of fast is completely different from the next. And what I considered fast 6 months ago is completely different then my idea of it now. That is why I love running so much-it is constantly changing yet always stays the same.

Look at that girl run.
Wow. She's going fast.

1 comment:

  1. Somehow I missed this blog earlier....I didn't realize I had received such a good nick name....If I am rock star Rachel, then you MUST have a nick name as are a few I am thinking about: amazing alex, awesome alex, absolutely fabulous alex, always happy alex.....hummm...I'm certain I will think of more...I'll have to get back to you on this one... I love the pics!