I know what you mean. The first thing I look for when I pull up RunningwithEric is the Hillary Cat. 2.5 of last night's 3 miles was at my goal pace for the Race for the Cure. I might not end up embarrassing myself on Race Day. My Road ID came in the mail yesterday, so I wore it last night and felt much more confident that I might not end up in a "Jane Doe" grave should someone kill me when I'm out running in the dark. Love you muchly!
Blerg! I'm tired of being the tortoise! I want to be the hare!
I had a little motivational help today from a territorial crow who decided that of all the people running around the lake, I was the one he didn't want in his area. He dive-bombed three or four times whenever I passed through his little domain. It did encourage me to pick up my pace.
I've been reading Dustin's blog. It made me think of both Aunt Violet and Uncle Harold. Maybe once we get up to speed (or out to distance), we could do something similar.
I have my monitor and I've been using it on Eric's beginner program. It really makes clear that I have some conditioning to do, but it's also very nice to find out that my resting heart rate is about 55-60 and that my heart rate drops very quickly when I stop exerting myself. I've been stretching my calves and achilles tendons 3-4X/day and it's really helped with the post-run soreness. I have to do my running at 6am, but a shower and breakfast salad afterward get me going for the rest of the day.
I want to hear how you do in the race. And I want to see pictures!