Well back to the topic of my running, here are some training updates:
Wednesday 7.0 miles/1:02:28/8:55 average pace
I was not feeling great on Wednesday and really had to force myself out the door after work. But once I was out I felt much better! I ran the loop with the big hill and felt strong. My pace was between 910-9:40 or so until the last two miles which I ran in 8:05 and 7:47. Nice!! I finished up with a short strength session at home with free weights.
Thursday I went to the gym to swim. Brrrr. Getting in the pool is so hard when it's cold (ok, not cold-cold, but cold to me) outside and that water always feels so cold at first. Anyway, I forgot my watch but swam for 25 minutes and covered at least 1000 m. I kind of lost count but I know I did at least 20 laps. I did some freestyle, some backstroke, and some pulling. I love backstroke the bestest. :)
Friday 6.0/55:07/9:11 average pace
As inspired as I was last night after the movie, it was a struggle to get out of my warm bed at 6:00 this morning. There was supposed to be a big huge storm moving in so I had all my stuff ready to go up to the gym for a treadmill run. Well I felt a little silly when I walked outside and it was about 50 degrees and not raining... but I was all dressed for the gym (i.e., shorts and a tank top) so I just went up there anyway. 6 miles on the hamster wheel is a little much for me but I did it. I started off at 6.0 mph and increased it .1 every half mile, then I increased .1 every quarter mile during my final mile. It gave me something to focus on. So I ended up running my last .25 at 7.3 mph.
By the way, that storm still hasn't arrived and it's 9:30 am... wtf? I'm sure it will be in full force for my 12 miler tomorrow morning, greeeeeat.
So who saw the movie? Did you enjoy it?