Thursday, January 13, 2011

Tempo = Success Track = FAIL

It's been cold here in Tampa all week. I've been lacking motivation to wake up early and have been having to run after work some due to my laziness. I've just been kind of blah about my running - but, no worries, I've still been getting my runs in!!

Monday, I had a crazy tempo on schedule. I didn't even want to attempt it because I thought it was impossible. It read, 2 miles easy, 7:10, 7:05, 7:00, 1 mile easy. Now, I know that I can run a 5K at faster prescribed paces, but the thought of running those paces in the middle of a run just kind of freaked me out.

So, I almost just ran easy for the day.

But, I didn't. I gave myself a 10 second window and made myself just do it. As soon as my watch beeped that my two seconds were up, I went for it. 7:20, 7:14, 7:06 I did it! I successfully cut down the 5 seconds each mile. YAY!

Wednesday morning was freeeezing! Our usual track is getting redone and we had to practice on a middle school concrete track! UGH! The workout was 7 x 800. I would put money down that I'm at least 5-10 seconds slower per 800 on that track. I don't know if it's the concrete or the fact that I don't wear my racers on that track, but oh ... it's horrible!

Goal Time 3:18 (Rest in between = 1:45)

(Side Note - completely attainable time for me, I usually run them a good 5-15 seconds faster).

3:24 - after this one, I decided to move back a group. I was the only one in my group.

Something just wasn't clicking with my running yesterday! Yes, it was windy and dark and freezing ... but that shouldn't matter! Oh well! We can't win them all!

I have a 10K on Saturday ... wish me luck!


  1. It has been freezing here all week! It was super windy and cold for our track workout yesterday too, my times were all slow too, so don't sweat it, all those things pushing you out of your element really do play a big factor.

    That was an AWESOME tempo you did, you are SO fast! Can't wait to hear about your race this weekend!

  2. you killed it on the last one - amazing! don't be too hard on yourself and enjoy the runs that also are not timed.

  3. Great tempo run! It's tough to get motivated with this horrible weather but spring will come soon enough, or at least that is what I tell myself!

  4. What an awesome tempo! Sounds like a very rough track so the splits look good for that!

  5. Nice job on the tempo Jaime!!! And yes it has been freezing!!! It was so cold for my 6.5 mile recovery run this morning that when I got back home my hands where so cold I could barely work the key to unlock my front door!!! I almost had a freak out moment thinking I would freeze to death outside ha! Guess I'm hitting the store for a hat and thicker gloves after work today! Best wishes on the 10k Saturday!! But really ... you don't need it we all know you'll rock it!! :-]

  6. good luck. i really hate tempos but you nailed it. great work! i definitely think this weekend will go very well for you

  7. That does not sound like a fail to me! I can't believe your temporary track is concrete...