16 April 2012

Up to speed

This week has been quite interesting running wise.......first off, I miss Patti and our Tuesday morning runs and it's only been a week since she's gone to spend time with her mother.  Booooooooooo :-(.  However I did manage to get my arse up at 0400 to run with the entirely too darn early Tuesday crew.  I'm not sure I was a welcome addition since I couldn't manage to hold a straight line and nearly took out one of the guys by going straight when the group was turning left, lol.  What can I say, it's been quite a while since I've been able to force myself up and out the door before the butt-crack of dawn but I better get accustomed quick since summer's coming on with a vengeance.

Wednesday's view of a run

I also had my first week with 3 (yes, THREE!) speed workouts.  Hey, I've not claimed to be bright when it's comes to this running stuff.  Monday's clinic was 2 miles at one minute slower than our last timed mile in order to get us used to pacing--something I obviously have said I needed to work on in the past.  In my case, that meant my 2x1 miles were to be at 7:56, first one was right on, the second was fast at 7:43.  Wednesday I went running with Ginny for my first ever tempo run which I will deem a success--I was to do my 30 minutes at an 8:30-8:45 pace (the first mile might have been a tad fast). I'm probably a convert to her timed method of running rather than distance, as she says it's easier to keep going by saying "just one more minute" rather than "just one more mile".  Thursday for clinic we had those blasted 30/30s again. Can't decide if I love them or hate them.  There's something to be said for 20 minutes of torture that occurs 30 seconds at a time.  I was slightly slower on this workout than the last time we did it but I'm still happy with the splits, however the tight turns on this one still kills my knees for a couple of days after.

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