Friday, May 8, 2009

This Week's Runs

I've done pretty well this week with getting my runs in. I did skip a 3 miler one day, but eh, it happens.

Sunday: 9 miles, thought Gary was broken but really just had the bezel locked, so I (hopefully) overestimated 12 min miles and just ran for 1:48.
Mon: 3 easy miles, around 11:30, then Body Pump
Tue: supposed to be another 3, but took a Rest Day
Wed: 6 mile tempo, goal to have 4 miles at 10:00 followed by Body Pump
  • walk 0.25, slow jog 0.25
  • Mile 1: 9:39
  • Mile 2: 9:28
  • walk 0.5
  • Mile 3: 10:21
  • walk 0.5, run 0.5
  • walk 0.25, run 0.25, walk 0.25, run 0.25 (total run time for last mile was 9:22)

Thurs: 3 easy miles, around 11:30

Fri: Rest Day

Sat: plan is 9 miles

Totals: 30 miles (2 were walking during speedwork) + 2 Body Pumps

What I learned? I need a lot of work on speedwork. I have a hard time pacing myself, especially in places where my Garmin doesn't get a great signal and I can't trust the pace it's telling me. I wind up running too fast, then having to take more walk breaks and run slower in the 2nd half of the run. I am new to these kinds of workouts, so I'm hopeful it will get easier.

We are leaving this afternoon to fly to Arkansas for a crawfish boil weekend. I am super excited to see lots of my best friends, most of which I haven't seen in almost a year!! My plan is to not get wild and crazy tonight, so that I can get up and run 9 in the morning. We are going to be in the town where Rich and I went to undergrad (we didn't know each other at the time) and I'm going to run through campus, by my old sorority house, through a park where I used to walk (didn't run back in those days) so it should be really fun to see all those places again!

Good luck to everyone racing this weekend, I'll be checking Twitter for updates!!


Carolina John said...

i like to do my speedwork on the treadmill, just because i know it's going to be a consistent pace.

Good job getting in a 30 mile week! you'd think you were marathon training or soemthing.

Alisa said...

I wish we were closer not only are we relatively the same speed but we also have a matching skirt outfit =).

Good job on the BodyPump and ramping up the mileage. 30 miles is awesome!

I have slowly been incorporating speedwork and for awhile I was getting faster, I think I might have peaked too early =(.

Mel-2nd Chances said...

Have a great weekend, and great job on the runs :)

Marlene said...

Nice job this week!

Have a great weekend away and enjoy the crawfish boil. Sounds fun!

Amy said...

Woah, crawfish boil? Never heard of that! Post pictures, please? :)

Have a good weekend!

Jess said...

Nice job on the weeks' runs!

kristen said...

Great job on the 30 mile week. I don't know what 'body pump' is, but it sounds tough.

Sounds like a blast from the past this weekend. Have fun!!

Lindsay said...

great week! i'm sure as you continue to do speedwork you will get 'used' to the pace. (for the most part anyway, not sure speed is ever going to be anything near comfortable!) :) hope you have a great weekend.

RunToTheFinish said...

ohh i bet you are having a great time with all the friends and fam!! way to go on a great week of training

kilax said...

I often wonder if the garmin is helping me or hindering me with my training! It makes me uber-conscious of it. I wish I wouldn't look at it, and had the self control to wait until I uploaded the info!

Hope you had a great time in Arkansas!

Aron said...

great job on the week! hope you had a great weekend :)