Upper 60s and 88% humidity in WI - Sweaty, but bearable.<br><br>
I continue to run good work outs, but come up short on the scheduled workout. Today - I wanted 20 miles with 3x10 minutes @ T in the last part of run.<br><br>
What I got was - I slept in until 4:45 and decided to go for 16 miles. I felt sluggish the 1st half of run - but decided to force the T-Pace<br><br>
1st 10 minutes on T-Pace - Was fine. 5 minutes off, then the 2nd I ran way too fast and cut it short at 6 minutes. THe 3rd I was hurting and only did 8 minutes, so I through in another 6 minutes at the end.<br><br>
So I got 30 minutes at T - And a good workout, but kindof screwed up - I'll take it because I am kindof a screw up <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"><br><br>
Good running to all -
Todd: Same weather here in Iowa - Doncha love midwest summers???<br><br>
Flounder - quit bein' a slacker!!! 16 miles... you should be ashamed!! <img alt="notworthy.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/notworthy.gif"><br>
Seriously - at least you got out there and gave it what you had - sometimes that in itself is a success - When we feel like running, it's easy - when we don't feel like it and do it anyway, well that's the difference between a <b>runner</b> and a <b>jogger!<br><br></b>Measly 2 miles this morning; but it's 2 more than I ran a month ago. Hot and humid for 6am. It's one mile with the wind at our backs and on a downhill slant; but coming back - it was in the wind on an incline. Everyday I feel more and more like I used to feel. Kick'd the last 250 yards or so.... Not a lot, but one more step in the right direction.
I actually feel good about the workout - I changed my priorities this marathon cycle. Before it was mileage 1st and speed workouts took second fiddle. Now its opposite - Speed workouts are most important - Mileage secondary.
11 mile run for me this morning. Finished in 1:29:53. I felt good the whole time, but I sure didn't think I was that fast this morning. Running with others seems to help the speed come and the time fly. Nice start to the day.<br><br>
Have a good one everyone!
Agreed Moment's Notice...once my slacker runs reach even a half of that I'll feel great. <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"><br><br>
Keep it up Mikey!<br><br>
Aphigirl - Awesome run!<br><br>
Way to go Satfix, every step in the right direction will bring you closer to your goal. Keep it up, those numbers will add up fast.<br><br>
Off for a nice recovery jog through the fog.
6 <i>slower than the second coming</i> hot ones on the TM while watching one of my taped shows<br><br>
If I were *half* the sluggish slacker that you claim to be, I'd be WHEY happy with my achievements. <img alt="hello2.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/hello2.gif"><br><br>
OY, now it is time for chores.<br>
ps:--->Please send rain to Dane County.<br>
I remembered that in Runner's World the guy who just set the US record for the 1/2 marathon said "Learn to run by effort and not pace."<br><br>
So, my brain said to my body, "Let's do that." My body said to my brain, "OK but I get to drive." So, I went pretty slow. Whenever my brain tried to push the pace, my body would remind my brain that it wasn't driving.<br><br>
I did 9 miles in 1:49:30. That's 9 minutes faster than I did it last week. That workout was terrible; lots of walking, couldn't maintain anything like a consistent pace. This time, I didn't walk at all - at least if you don't count having to walk for all of 15 seconds when I crossed a busy street.<br><br>
good stuff, everyone!!<br><br>
Coachie- I'm glad you did not get hit by lightening! (sorry for my retardedness <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"> )<br><br>
Satfix!- good stuff... keep it going<br><br>
WTPJ-- I am doing a rain dance in the office (though my coworkers are looking at me like I am weird!) Hope it works!!<br><br>
Heading out right now to run 4 super easy on the treadmill...goal of 9:00-9:30 for the four. I have to teach kickboxing tonight and then I have hills in the morning. EEK!
Wow great runs for Wednesday<img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"> For me: I got up at 5:00am to go out for a run-and I realized it was thundering<img alt="sad.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/sad.gif"> So ended up with 9.5 miles on the treadmill. We had some wicked storms here this morning but I think they have passed now.
Who is oache? Dude, maybe if you posted here once in a while we'd know who you are.<br><br>
70 something posts and he thinks everyone should know him. <img alt="rolleyes.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/rolleyes.gif">