We went after dinner settled. Around 9pm. Perfect time for me! I think I am much better in the evening than in the AM. Which is no bueno for race day b/c that will be early in the morning. I'm not sure if it's b/c it just gets so hot here, or what, but something mentally happens to me on an evening run that always helps me to stay strong and push through.
I had a GREAT run! I felt good, my breathing was steady. I was actually...dare I say it, enjoying myself!
The worst part was when I accidentally hit my iPod shuffle and started my entire podcast over! I meant to turn the volume up, and instead, started my entire training over. I quickly scrambled it back to where I was (so I thought), with a little extra walking between runs b/c of my malfunction. My podcast tells me when I'm on my 2nd, 4th, 2nd to last, and last run (there are 8 total). I knew I was one run short from where I stopped it, so rather than try to fix it again I just went with it and did an extra run, for a total of 9 runs! I was feeling good and thought I should push myself a little further, and I did!! It felt great!
On to the last run of week 1 on Thursday, YIKES!
Oh, I should add, on my off days, we have been walking w/o any interval running. Just to keep moving. Last night we took a total rest day, and it was nice :)