Friday, August 25, 2006

Tempo Thursday on Friday, August 18

I was done with the bone density scan by 5:30, got my Target Gift card, will learn the results of my scan by sometime next spring when the study concludes and should see results from the study as well, but in the basic look, she said my ankle bone tissue looks very good in comparison to what some people end up with, it’s spongy matter versus the more dense bone further up.

I got home and due to massive storms I ended up bagging the run last night…I wish I had been able to get pictures myself of the black, black clouds moving in…some areas had massive hail too. This is a picture I found on-line, you can see the hail is at least tennis ball sized! Thankfully not in my area. And this other picture is not near me, but it's the color sky I saw as I was driving home!! It started to pour 1 1/2 miles from home and I just prayed no hail would hit me before I got there!

I didn’t want to get up this morning but since yesterday became my day off I ran this morning, my tempo run of 9 miles (planned 10, but was OK with just 9 and 7 at faster pace instead of just 6).

My first mile was warm up, last was supposed to be cool down. I wanted to have an 8:00 minute mile going, although faster I would’ve been happy with (MP – 30 would be ideal and it’s what I’m working toward). This is a fairly hilly place that I run in, one of these days I’m going to get some pictures. Anyway, mile 3 was going up some hills and just after that fast mile 2, so I guess I can see why it was slower…although Mile 5 was over the biggest, longest hill (probably close to .5 mile of uphill at a good grade) and I was 20 seconds faster over it than I was last week which pleases me. The rest speak for themselves.

Mile 1 - 9:20
Mile 2 - 7:45
Mile 3 - 8:31 (hilly area and don't think I was awake for that last one!)
Mile 4 - 8:00
Mile 5 - 8:17 (big hill)
Mile 6 - 7:48
Mile 7 - 7:59
Mile 8 - 8:03
Mile 9 - 8:39

So rest of the weekend is a 16 mile long recovery run, recovery from today, but I plan to do at least the last 6 at MP just to test myself. I might take it over an easier course though, just to give the legs rest. Then an easy morning recovery on Sunday and probably a second run on Sunday afternoon to finish up my 60 mile week…unless I have time to get a 2nd run in tonight before I go see my Vikings in action…go Brad!!


The Spandex-King said...

Go Vikings!!! I live in Wi and am surrounded by *****ing packer fans. Last year was fun. I was at the game in the dome and saw the 56 yarder to win the game. Have fun!!!!

I can't believe that was hail. That would screw up a run.

jkrunning--Just Keep Running said...

Oh my. That is some giant hail.

Firefly's Running said...

Thank GOD you did not run that damn storm. It was U-G-L-Y!!


Kurt said...

Vikings suck. Vikings are a bunch of criminals anyway!

The hill is good, make sure you run that a few times, it will help you when you trot up Lee Highway on the MCM.

Despite your misguided loyalty to the vikings, your training still is going very well.

Danielle said...

Hey now, no dissing on the purple guys!! There has been some stupidity that was allowed through bad, bad coaching choices...they are no worse than any other team...we used to be much better on the criminal activity, but at least my team, my players, the ones I consider to be the true heart of that team, are good guys!! Brad Johnson, he has been my man since he first played with don't hear his name in the papers!!

I feel for anyone stuck living close to Packer fans!!'s bad enough having them pretty much invading the metro, but to actually have to live with them!! I'd go nuts!!