Sunday, August 24, 2008

I love my pace bunny

It's practically been a week since I last posted, but I have good news on the running front. I ran! Not a lot, and no real long runs, but I ran. Two solid solo runs since my last post and then one speedier run with Zach. It has been a long time since we actually ran together- mostly because he's been getting up at 6:00 to run before work, and I've been sleeping in until 9, then f-ing around and finally getting around to it noon-ish. Boy have I been missing out. Dude can run. And as it turns out, so can I! Check out the difference in 8 mile times solo vs. with Zach:

Wednesday solo
8.0 miles/ 1:15:41/9:28 average pace
Blahhh

Thursday solo
4.0 miles/35:36/8:55 average pace
Not bad, did a couple hills.

Saturday with Zach
8.0 miles/1:09:11/8:39 average pace
Whoooooo!

TOTAL miles for the week: 26
Much better!

I'd like to be running 30 miles a week and long runs of 12+ but I'll take what I can get during this transition time. My CIM training plan starts Sept 15, so I've got a couple weeks until the real work begins.

I will get another post in before we move. Which is FRIDAY.

13 comments:

TJ said...

Looks like a pretty solid week to me. :)
Glad you're back at it.

*aron* said...

friday is so soon!!!

looks like we were the same this week - i did 26 too! awesome job on the runs and good luck getting everything finished up this week!!!

KK said...

I know what you mean about taking what you can get during transition times. You'll fit it all in eventually, don't worry. Good luck! I can't believe you guys are leaving already...

Ewen said...

Zach's a bit mean to make you run that fast! I'd keep f-ing around in order to avoid the f-ing pain.

Smooth sailing on Friday.

ncrunner12 said...

What a difference! It really does help when you've got someone to run with that will keep your pace up... but wow that's a big jump. Great job!

Bob Gentile said...

Happy MOVE Time Jen!!

Nitmos said...

Enjoy the move. And nice running. A solid week! Keep pushing yourself a bit. We can all go just a bit faster. That's my philosophy.

Steve Stenzel said...

Nice runs! Zach seems to be working!!

kelsalynn said...

Sounds like a great week of running to me! Enjoy your "time off" before your official training begins. I look forward to reading about your training schedule.

Phil said...

Great week. I love the build up to the start of new training cycle, you're doing great.

N.D. said...

That's great! I love being pushed when running with someone else!

Gotta Run said...

I saw the Worth the Weight update. looks like you are rocking along with the lead. :)

Judi said...

Good luck in your move! You guys just rocked that decision and did it.

Finished my HIM in 6:52 and it hurt like a MF! RR is up.