I forked over $278.06 this morning, but Jake & I are officially registered to run the 1/2 in Vegas!!! I have no idea what Jake's goal is for Vegas (and he probably doesn't either, especially since he'll run St. Louis first, so my bet would be that he creates a goal after that race) so on the registration form when it asked for expected finish times I entered 1:55. I don't know that 1:55 is within reach but I'm going to bust my ass to make sure I get a sub-2 this year. Being that St. Louis is not flat and Vegas is, that'll be my best shot!
I worked out with my trainer this morning. He still owed me a session from back when I was using him so we finally made that happen. I asked him to try and stick to the machines because I feel silly doing "crazy trainer stuff" without a trainer standing beside me. He mostly followed directions. His workouts are super tough and between those and my all-clean diet, the weight fell off last winter.I'm going to stick to this plan for a month and see what happens.
I think I'm going to try and run Saturday's 10k with my brother. He's by far a faster runner, but he's been having trouble with shin splints and knee pain, so he hasn't run more than 3 miles in 6 weeks. His goal is between 56 and 57 minutes. I punched my 5k PR into a pace predictor and it suggested 57:15 for a 10k. I punched yesterday's 5k into the pace predictor and it suggested 59:40. Ick. I have to be realistic and know that heat will be a factor in my pace, but I'm hoping that having a running buddy/brother to push me and pace me will weigh heavier.