Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Oh what a day

Monday I did get out for my 3 mile run that turned into 3.55 miles because the route I chose was a little longer than I anticipated.

I managed to run those 3.55 miles in 29:57 with an average pace of 8:26.  It's becoming clearer and clearer that my go to pace is around 8:30ish.  I can't seem to make myself slow down any slower.

For some reason, and I should have seen it coming, that getting up in the morning is not working out.  I always end up changing my alarm clock and just going back to sleep.  I also didn't make it to abs class today at the gym because the hubby called and asked if I would like to have lunch with him.  I never hestitate to eat lunch with him because he rarely calls to have lunch.  So instead of working out, I ate out with my main squeeze.  We had a great time.

Today I had 5 miles on the training schedule with 3 being somewhere around 8:10 or 8:20.  I'll break it down mile-for-mile style:

Mile 1 - 9:05
Mile 2 - 8:09
Mile 3 - 8:34
Mile 4 - 8:54
Mile 5 - 9:49
Total time: 44:32
Total miles: 5
Average Pace: 8:54
Calories burned: 508

So as you can see I did a pretty decent job on my warm-up mile.  I usually find myself sprinting at the beginning of tempo runs and then sucking breath after the second mile when I get them started.  This go around I was dying by the time I hit mile 2 of the run because I haven't done this type of speed work in a long time.  I'm very proud of myself though for giving it a shot, I know now what needs work.

I'm happy this week is almost over because I'm ready for some trick or treating and College Football. 

Have a wonderful Wednesday.

Angela :)

1 comment:

  1. Tempo run pacing can be difficult. I always go out in a mad sprint the first mile even though I don't want too.