I ran 7 fast miles tonight and never got tired. I’m kinda freaked out about it.
But I think I’ll stop worrying about my pace so much and just embrace the fact that I’ve gotten faster!
It’s kind of crazy that eating so few carbs has given me more energy and endurance when conventional running wisdom says to eat lots of carbs. I felt like freakin’ Superman tonight, so I think I’ll be sticking with Paleo for a while! But I digress.
I was cruising so hard during mile five that someone walking the opposite way around Green Lake said, “Hey Devon!” and I just kept on running, Forrest Gump style, while yelling, “Hey!” over my shoulder. I recognized the girl’s face, but couldn’t for the life of me remember her name or where I knew her from for the whole rest of the run. (It JUST hit me: She’s a former co-worker named Cristina!)
Anyway, it was a great run, and I’m super-excited for Seattle’s Best 15K in May. I ran the race two years ago at an 8:55 pace, and I think I can crush that this year.
Although someone made the excellent plan to run that race, and then run 10 additional miles to complete 19 miles total for marathon training. Wheeee!
I’ll cross that bridge when I come to it. Time to enjoy two glorious rest days!