Thursday, July 17, 2008

Crap Run!

I don't know what is wrong with me!! I had a good long run Saturday, Tuesday night run wasn't bad (8:39 pace for 9 miles with 90 degree temps and high humidity) overall considering the conditions. This morning I was up and out the door just after 5, humidity is high (my shirt is soaked) and it's not as cool as would be nice, but it wasn't overly horrible. I decided instead of a straight tempo I'd do longer cruise intervals, 2 miles at hopefully 7:45-7:50 and then a mile rest and another 3 miles of cruise intervals and a cool down. My warm up mile was 9:42...very slow for me lately. First 2 were 7:56 and 8:05...OK, not what I wanted but I dealt with it. Had a 9:11 recovery and then 3 cruise at 7:54, 7:59 and 8:10 or something like that. Last mile was around 8:40...Overall was 1:07:53 for 8 miles. NOT a good run with average of 8:30. I need 10 seconds per mile faster than that (OK, technically 6 seconds) for 26 to make my goal 3...this is not good. I have no idea what the problem is. Tempo runs are my least favorite but probably most important....I'm heavier than I want to be...and maybe my eating has been crap...have to stop with the junk and just maintain keeping good food in me...how do I do that though?

3 comments:

Amanda said...

Some runs just aren't as good and it never seems like there is a very good reason. Way to go on continuing to push though, I'm sure this will make your next interval run much better!

Full Metal Lunchbox said...

Sorry your run was crap.  Next one will be better.

Firefly's Running said...

Crappy runs really suck!