First tempo of 10K training

Purple face! Big sweaty times! It’s good to be back on the treadmill.

4 miles in 40 minutes while watching Marquette beat West Virginia.

My tempo:

– 15 minutes between 10:10 and 10:30 pace
– 15 minutes between 9:10 and 9:30 pace
– 10 minutes between 10:00 and 10:20 pace

I had to keep going back and forth, faster/slower, because I’ve definitely lost some endurance since my last 5K. I pushed it a bit in the end to get to 4 miles because I like round numbers. A lot.

I’ve also decided to not be upset about the 4:30 time limit for the Las Vegas Rock ‘n’ Roll marathon. I’m gonna train like hell and run that mother anyway.

Earning myself a DNF — Did Not Finish — is a helluva lot better than Did Not Try.

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