Sunday, August 1, 2010

Saturday July 31st 2010: Long run!

Ok so today was a chance to bump up my long run.  I was a little nervous about bumping it up after last weekend's long run being so challenging.  Today went better although was not as fast as last weekends run - I keep telling myself that will come with time.  Overall I felt much better than last weekends run although I need new running shoes ASAP!!!!

total distance:  8.0mi
Time:  1:19
Average pace:  9:59 min/mi

  • Mile 1:  9:40
  • Mile 2:  10:03.15
  • Mile 3:  10:03.03
  • Mile 4:  9:41.79
  • Mile 5:  10:37.90
  • Mile 6:  9:59.11
  • Mile 7:  9:48.52
  • Mile 8:  10:05.67
Weather:  Low 70's and no humidity!

Thurs. July 29th: 1 on 2 off

So today I ran one mile with the watch and the other 2 miles without the watch.  My goal was to spend the first mile getting my body adjusted to the pace I wanted to run and then enjoying my run without a watch for the final 2 miles.  My legs felt a little dead but that's was supposed to be a fun run.
First mile time:  9:38

Tuesday July 27, 2010: It's getting easier

Today I didn't feel I had enough hours in my day!  But I had to fit in my run before heading to work.  Saturday's run was a good wake up call about my training.  Today I put in 3.0miles in hot humid weather but the run felt sooo much better than the other day.  This is a good step in the right direction - it's time to step up my training.
Distance:  3.0 miles
Time:  29:06


  • Mile 1:  9:28.76
  • Mile 2:  9:38.44
  • Mile 3:  9:57.95
Hot and humid weather

Saturday July 24th, 2010: ouch

Today's run was with Bob and Laura - it's been forever since we've all run together and we haven't all exactly been consistent in our training.  We met at my house at 9am, I was still at little sleepy since I had worked the evening shift the night before and it had been a crazy busy night!
We headed out to the marathon course and up heartbreak hill.  This run was a rough one for me.  The humidity got to me along with not having trained consistently lately.  But I survived all 6 miles without Bob successfully killing me.

Distance:  6.0 mi
Total Time:  58:12
Average pace:  9:42 min/mi

  • Mile 1:  9:40.78
  • Mile 2:  9:26.88
  • Mile 3:  9:59.04
  • Mile 4:  9:26.08
  • Mile 5:  9:34.04
  • Mile 6:  10:04.29
The weather was HOT AND HUMID