I held it! I held it! Woo hoo! I can't begin to tell you how excited I am about my run today. It was HARD. I didn't want to do it (don't know what my problem is this week!) And I have been dreading, no terrified, of this run since I saw it on my schedule. 15 minute warm up zone 1 - ok, no problem. then 4 miles at race pace (9:05), then cool down. 4 miles? I tried that 2 weeks ago and failed miserably. I was dreading this run. But I got bundled up and went outside. 25 degrees with 15 mph winds, gusting up to 30 mph. I don't care. I'm not doing another pace run on the treadmill. I can't!
I did it! I ran 4.06 miles in 37 minutes - in the wind, on hills. I'm awesome!
Now, I want a cookie and a nap. But I will forgo the cookie because I'm focusing on performance and cookies don't help performance (besides I ate the remainder of those evil bastards last night and there is no more temptation left in the house!) The nap, alas, will have to wait as well since I've got to get some work done, but man, I just had to tell someone. I DID IT!