Sunday, June 12, 2011

No running makes mama feisty

I've said it before, I'm sure I'll say it again--when I miss a run, when I go more than a few days without a run--I get feisty.   Situations that might be slightly annoying, all of the sudden are extremely annoying.  I'm short on patient.  I'm antsy.

This week wasn't the greatest running week, due to my daughter being sick.  After running last Saturday, I didn't get to run again until Wednesday.  I love that it's bright at 5:30am.  I'm still not comfortable running alone in the dark, so this time of year is perfect.  I haven't run on the treadmill in weeks, which is awesome.

Wednesdays run was just under 4 miles in about 40 minutes.  My "slow" runs are supposed to be 11:00 minute miles, but that is a really hard pace for me to hit.   Since I hadn't run in a few days, I just needed to let my legs go.  I wanted to feel it!

(from my Nike+ info.  I'm not sure if these are the paces I averaged for each mile or the pace I was running when the mile was marked.)

Mile 1: 10:29
Mile 2: 9:24
Mile 3: 9:28
Mile 4: 8:24 (I always pick up the pace the last few hundred meters!)

Friday was race--pace miles.  Once again I ran early, and I ran my timed miles at the park to help me keep up my pace.  It really is making a difference.  Goal pace was 9:35 for 2 miles.

Mile 1: 10:05
Mile 2: 9:16
Mile 3: 9:02
Mile 4: 10:28

I think I may try for 3 tempo miles this week.

We were out of town all day Saturday and the first part of today was busy and I was exhausted the rest of the day.  So I missed my long run (just 5-6 miles though) this week.  I think I may see if I can get it in tomorrow.  My legs want those miles!

The training schedule for my 15k on July 4th is on the light side (compared to last Fall's half marathon training).  It's kind of nice because I can switch up the schedule a bit and still feel like I'm getting the training I need.

And bonus, last day of school for my oldest daughter tomorrow!  Which means our schedule and routines will be much looser for a few months, and it will be a lot easier for mama to sneak runs in.

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