Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Tuesday, September 26 Intervals

I did my final hard, long interval workout tonight and am fairly happy with the results. Next week I plan to run a Yasso 800 workout of 10-12 with 400 recoveries to see if I can hold them for my marathon pace. I have a hard tempo run planned for tomorrow and 2 more long runs of 18-24 and that’s it for the training…then I have to taper and focus on that last couple of pounds of weight loss!! Yes, I do appreciate what you all are saying, and I know I look fine, although I wish that pooch would go away!! But it’s specifically trying to move less body mass over the course (and a little idea in my head wondering if I could get back to high school track weight, which I have come very close to, I was only 2 pounds above it at my last marathon). Anyway, I did a 1 mile warm up and a 1.5 mile cool down and recovery half miles. Splits are:

Mile 1: 7:11
Mile 2: 6:34 – no idea where this came from
Mile 3: 6:25 – this one I know was off, lost signal briefly
Mile 4: 7:34 – this one was a bit off as when it loses signal, I’ve noticed it tends to overcompensate on the next mile, considering this one was a lot downhill, I just don’t believe it was that slow (unless I was that tired after those other two!!)
Mile 5: 7:03
Mile 6: 7:12
Mile 7: 7:06

Not bad considering the goal I had for myself for yesterday was 7 x 1 at 7:15 pace. I averaged 8:57 for 12.5 miles total workout and it didn’t feel too bad. The first mile was even up a tough hill (intentionally planned that way) the second one was pretty much a flat, I say pretty much a flat because while there is a bit of downhill on it, there is also a bit of uphill. Overall not a bad training run. The weather wasn’t bad either, a bit warm as storms looked to be moving in, but thankfully held off till I was done (and then I don’t think they ever materialized). I was glad I had long sleeves on though as it did get a bit cool. I got home just in time to watch House and then I was tired so I crawled into bed and read for a bit and turned off the light at 8:30…yeah, I’m pathetic, so what!! I had my alarm set for 5:35 so I could be up and out the door before 6 and get 4.5 miles in before work…Well, I woke up and looked at the clock and thought it said 5:37 (actually my clock is 10 minutes fast so I had it set for 5:45 alarm) so I knew the alarm was going off shortly, well, it didn’t go off and I looked again and checked to see why it didn’t go off, well, my clock shows a dot for PM at the bottom and AM at the top and when I flipped to the alarm time, it was a different dot (I never remember which is which), so even more confused I moved closer to the clock (I wear glasses and didn’t have them on while in bed) and realized it was 9:47, not 5:47 like I had thought…I still had a whole night to sleep! Yeah, I was tired did I mention that?? So I did get up for my AM run, ran a total of 5 miles because I had a bathroom urge and realized I couldn’t hold it till I got home and knew there was a public bathroom close that I could run to, and since it added a bit extra distance, I just finished the 5 miles…I was at a 9 minute pace, not a bad run, kind of cool this morning but not terrible. I might get a short one in tonight as well, we’ll see. Thought I was going to have to go to Home Depot to get a ceiling fan that was going to be installed tomorrow but plans changed so I have more time to procrastinate on looking for and buying it, so why go look now?? I can go home and get some stuff done at home first!!

1 comment:

Firefly's Running said...

I have an ugly pooch too that will NOT go away. I am starting slim down right ABOVE it, but not below it. UGH!

Nice run!