i entered the popular cupcake marathon, even though i can't even eat the grand prize.
yeah i couldn't get the image to print larger. not winning.
so... i made my own logo (you know i can't resist ms paint). attention bakers, this image is copyrighted, but i'm willing to sell it in exchange for dairy-free, soy-free, nut-free, bean-free cupcakes.
i wasn't a very good racer. i didn't head out for a run thinking 'ok, this is for the cupcakes'. it was more hindsight (/jason's prodding) that i even remembered to enter my data on the official spreadsheet. nevertheless, i logged my 26.2-miles and then some so i think i should definitely win a prize.
[non-existent attempt at a segue]
aka how to make goal marathon pace (gmp) feel easy.
thursday evening i did the marlene. last week we did similar speed workouts and she started talking trash. when she posted this week's workout i first thought she was nuts, but then i decided to take on the challenge. i'm coming after you marlene.
- 800@5k, 1600@10k, 3200@gmp (no rest in between!)
- 1000 recovery (i did 0.65? we'll call that even)
- 3200@gmp, 1600@10k, 800@5k
- 3:17, 7:04, 15:49 (hmm that wasn't too bad, i'm glad i gave this a shot)
- finally. i can stop for a second.
- 15:54*, 7:07**, 3:17***
**started to notice the wind a lot more. dug deep to hang on 'cause i knew marlene had posted strong mile splits.
***i hate you marlene. seriously, this one was rough!