Yesterday’s workout – last hard run before Saturday’s 10k:
- 1 mile warmup: 8:41 pace
- 5k tempo: 6:40 pace (20:43)
- 1/2 mile cooldown: 8:17 pace
I wanted to do a 5k today to practice running on tired legs to replicate what the second half of the 10k on Saturday will feel like. My legs were definitely tired – they were starting to burn and feel extremely heavy by the second mile, but I managed negative splits (6:51, 6:42, 6:30) and never felt like I was all-out pushing it until the very end of the 5k. Yesterday’s tempo and Tuesday’s speed workouts were HUGE confidence boosters for me.
Now I just need to get some better pictures to correspond to each race rather than just self portraits =)
When we bought this home last year, it was brand new – no one had ever lived in it before. I loved it because it was all one color and would be really easy to paint. My plan was to have the whole house painted before we moved in (or shortly after). But between being really pregnant, having a new baby, time just getting away from us and not having the money to pay for painting (and all the accompanying upgrades we want), very few rooms have been finished (oldest son’s bedroom, our bedroom, and playroom are the three finished rooms in the house).
Well, by the end of next week, every room in the house will be painted (with the exception of the guest bedroom)! We’ve decided to just do it all at once since it will actually end up saving us quite a bit of money. The next few days are going to be filled with lots of decisions about color, moulding, and other finishes. Exciting stuff, I know =) But at least it’s going to keep my mind occupied from stressing out over the 10k on Saturday. It is extremely overwhelming when you have a color wheel like this to choose your colors from:
I have a pretty good idea of what colors I want in every room. The ONLY room / area I literally have NO idea of what we want is the entryway. A few people have told me to pick something bright and cheery…others have told me to go dark and bold and make a statement. There’s a pretty large window that allows plenty of light in so I’m leaning towards darker. What do you think??
My husband is leaving today to head upstate for a pond hockey tournament with some of his college hockey teammates so I’ll be single parenting until Sunday evening. Thankfully, my mom and/or sister are sleeping over tomorrow night so I can head to the 10k while the boys are still sleeping in their beds/cribs. Definitely one of the amazing perks of living really close to family.
Do you ever do tempo runs on tired legs?
What color is your entryway?
Do you enjoy painting / decorating?