I'm sitting in the seattle airport eating Valentine's chocolate and waiting for my flight to Helena. Today's travel plans meant I had to get up early to get my long run in. That task was made slightly more difficult by last night's activities- we went out for a celebratory drink with Deana and a bunch of people to toast her awesome new job! We got home pretty early but were woken up by a fire alarm at 11:30. It took a while to get let back in because there actually was a small fire- spooky! Anyway, finally got to sleep and got up at 7:00 this morning to run.
First, last night's run
5.3 miles/55:05/10:24 average pace
Easy run along the waterfront with Deana hearing all about her sweet new job
Ok now I'm on the plane- I'll have to finish this later.
Hi, I'm back! I'm now sitting in my parents living room watching the Olympics with my mom and grandma. Yay! I'm going to make this really quick so I can make the most of my family time. :)
So this morning Zach and I got out early for this run. He was only doing like 10 miles and I had 13, but with 8 of those miles at Goal Marathon Pace. This is a new change in the Pfitz plan so I've never done a goal pace run this early in training. I think it's great though because I'll get to compare how that pace feels as my training goes on.
Today, the pace felt great. My goal was to run 8:20-8:25 and I nailed it. It felt great- really comfortable. Not easy, but comfortable. Here's the summary:
13.0 miles/1:52:16/8:38 average pace
1.5 mile warm up in 13:57 (9:18 average pace)
8 miles MP in 1:07:17 (8:25 average pace!!)
3.5 miles cool down in 31:02 (8:52 average pace)
TOTAL miles for week one of marathon training: 35.3 miles
Well I better wrap it up! It is pretty cold here but the sidewalks are pretty clear so I might actually get to run!
Oooh there's a mogul skier on right now from Bozeman, MT! Heather McPhie. Sweet!
Um, I can't figure out how to spell check on my blackberry so excuse my errors!
Have a great weekend gang! Thanks for stopping by!