Monday, June 21, 2010

It's a Tempo kind of Monday!

When my alarm went off at 4:30AM this morning, I was actually pretty excited! I have a new schedule and it's redemption time! I met a group of runners at 5:30AM and though our schedules were all slightly different, I did manage to find some running partners for most of my run!

My schedule called for 2 miles easy, 3 miles at 7:45, 2 miles easy (for a total of 7 miles). For the most part, we stayed together as a group for our easy miles: 9:09, 9:20. Then, we all took off for our tempo paces. I don't know that I'll ever get tired of watching the sun come up over the bay. It's so beautiful! Even with the 98% humidity most mornings, I feel so lucky to live on the Bay! I tempoed alone. My legs actually felt great. My breathing was a little winded but I made it. I beat the 7:45 goal for all of my miles: 7:38, 7:42, 7:40. As I finished the three, two of the other guys (who ran their tempo in 20:30 total) waited on me. They got a nice little 2 1/2 minute break :). It was super nice of them! Then, we headed back to make it an even seven miles for the day. Last two easy miles were: 9:27, 9:06 = 1:00:02 total for the day!

I stretched and headed home for my post workout chocolate milk. I made some lunch and breakfast and even dinner before work! Tonight, I have a volleyball game with my work league and I thought it'd be much easier to cook a chicken in the crockpot all day so that I don't have to eat out or be in a time crunch to cook dinner. It's not even 9:30AM and it's already been a productive morning!

Happy Monday, all! :)

PS: Ran 9 on Saturday and felt great. Garmin died after 5.33 - but my average pace up to that point was 8:40 :) Is it bad that I didn't want to post anything after my last post because I liked the picture of Kara and me being the first thing you see when you click on my page?! Hahahahahaha


  1. Sweet workout. The bay and people to run with... green with envy. Funny about not wanting to post because of the pic. I would not want to either.

  2. The early morning group run sounds awesome! There's one here but it's in the heat of the evening and I always melt at that time of day so I haven't gone very often. Nice tempo, girl! It IS redemption time!!!

  3. 430? ouch hahah. but i agree that having a schedule is awesome and exciting :)

  4. So many things to say! Okay first of all I am 95% sure I am doing Steamtown. I plan to register this week. I can't believe how close you were to doing it! The race you chose looks awesome and I wish I could run that one instead :) I would probably pass out from the Florida weather though...
    Second...4:30?!?!? I thought I was a morning person! How great is it when you are up so early and everything is done before most people are that.
    Finally, nice run!