Monday: The weights class at LA Fitness was just not great. A woman came in and couldn’t figure out the step and how to adjust it, so I helped her. It turned out to be the instructor. That’s fine, but I didn’t really see a lot from a class where the instructor didn’t know how to work the equipment. It was a fine class, and I definitely got a workout, but it was no BodyPump. I will miss that until I can find somewhere else that does it.
I went Monday because I had given myself Sunday off, like I’m going to do this week too.
Tuesday and Wednesday: Both of these days were good runs. I got new shoes, like I’ve now mentioned a few times, but they are fantastic. They’re quite a bit lighter than my last shoes and the make me feel almost like I’m not wearing shoes.
I did 3.1 and then 5 on those days. They were both negative split.
Thursday: Thursday was just awesome. I went out wanting to run under 9 minute miles for the 3.1. I also was thinking possibly about negative splitting. At the halfway mark I didn’t think it would be possible, because I was hurting a little bit, but I just decided not to give up and to push through. I know I’ll be hurting at the end of the marathon, and there’s no way something will stop me from pushing through, and that’s what I did. Here are my splits: