I know it's not a gigantic leap from last week, but it is over 20miles! So, I didn't have to work the 12 I thought, apparently I wasn't on the schedule from 3-7. So tonight I did a hill workout with my running buddy. I really should do those more often because I honestly thought I might die. I started thinking I was lightheaded, tried to take my pulse and swore it was really erratic and irregular. I had to walk once (or twice) just cause I thought "maybe I shouldn't be running this fast at such an incline, I may kill myself". I have this irrational fear of slipping on the treadmill and knocking out my teeth...that was a real possibility tonight. We got up to a 7.0 incline, and at one point I was attempting to do that at a 10min/mile pace. When Tiffany said she started her hill workouts at 4.0 for speed I thought "psh maybe you do, but I could totally start out at 5.5 and be cool, I'm kind of a pro at this". Yeah, not so much.
I will try to listen more to my running buddy these next couple of weeks! And maybe I won't die trying to run a marathon.