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

4 comments:

  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.

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  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!!!

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

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  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 up...love that.
    Finally, nice run!

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