Thursday, February 28, 2013
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
It is just what it sounds like, one mile to the finish, so go as fast as you think you can maintain for one mile. At the 1/10th to go, I ran all out. It felt great to pump out that last mile, and the run really ended on a high note. Instead of interval recovery pace for the last mile, I maintained easy pace for a cool down.
This is the first time I think I've run in snowy conditions. I've run with little flurries before, but by the time I got back to the house, it was coming down pretty good with a bit of wind behind it. Stinging snow in the face...makes you feel alive!!
All in all, a great run!
Monday, February 25, 2013
I was pretty happy to see that I could maintain better than a 9:10 pace for two miles. Wednesday, I'll be doing a 5 mile tempo run at a 9:20 pace, hopefully. Not sure if I'm going to run tomorrow.
Saturday, February 23, 2013
I'm going to shoot for around thirty miles and see how that feels, so I'm sure my Thu or Fri run will bite the dust to cut down the mileage.
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Anyways, today's run was in 17 degree F weather, but at least it was bright and sunny out. There was a bit of wind, but not too bad 'cause I dressed like a ninja!
Monday, February 18, 2013
Saturday, February 16, 2013
Hopefully, I can get this shin healed up before March 23rd.
Thursday, February 14, 2013
I'll definitely run Saturday and possibly tomorrow, but I have an appt after work and am not sure if I'll be able to squeeze one in.
Friday, February 8, 2013
So, I'll continue the icing/stretching with a break from running and hopefully I'll be back at it next week some time.
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
So, rather than hurt myself trying to break two hours for my upcoming mini, I'll settle for besting 2:05 or so. Maybe I can train down to two hours for the 500 festival mini; I do know that if I hurt myself, I won't be running any minis.
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Monday, February 4, 2013
Wait a minute, it's right there in green! I'm not going to retype it just because you can't be bothered to look at the schedule.
Ok, so for those of you who might get a headache when doing division:
1 mile @ 9:00 pace = 9:00 minutes
.5 miles @ 9:00 pace = (watch carefully now) 4:30 minutes
.5 miles @ 12:24 pace = (doing it again!) 6:12 minutes
So, as you can see, all of my intervals were at or below target pace. Yes! I did have one recovery period that was slower than recovery pace. Nooooooo! And, to add to that cry of anguish...I hit the stop button on the Garmin after the third and fourth intervals. I rested about 2 minutes the first stop and about 30 seconds the second.
This was pretty tough; I really wanted to shut it down right about .5 miles into the interval...ha! But, I persevered and pushed through to the end of the 1.5 miles each time.
Next Monday is my biggest interval challenge yet: 2 mile intervals! I get a half mile to recover, then off again. I get to run three intervals of 2 miles. That will then be topped the following week as I do two intervals of 3 miles with a mile recovery after each interval.
Whew, makes me tired just looking at that. Glad I only have an easy 5 tomorrow.