Sunday, May 27, 2012

Running wild: weekly wrap-up

This was a week of, um, consistency! Sheesh.

Total miles: 26.3

Monday: 4 miles
I took last Sunday off, when I usually run, so that meant I needed to do a run on Monday morning. I got up early and drove to the "main drag" of my big neighborhood and parked the car. I ran two miles north and then the two miles back south again to the car. The weather was actually lovely despite raining pretty good, but it was still warm.

Tuesday: 4 miles
Tuesday is intervals class. We had a nice workout, running 1x1600 m (1600 meters is a mile), 1x1200, 1x800 and 1x400 with a 400 meter warm-up and cool-down.

Wednesday: Yoga
Finally I found time to go back to my favorite yoga class! Ahhhhh. Yoga is always so humbling because it can be HARD!

Thursday: 4 miles and bootcamp
The bootcamp class is held at a park exactly two miles from my house, so I strapped on my water belt and ran there and back. It was a tough workout, but I realize I feel that way pretty much every week. I have decided that from now on I will take it easy on the sprinting and shuttle runs, pride be damned! They just wreck too much havoc on my legs.

Friday: rest

Saturday: 4 miles
I tried my first official tempo run! My goal was to warm-up for 1/2 of a mile then run 9:00 miles for three miles then cool-down for 1/2 mile. Well, my Garmin wasn't showing my me pace in real time, it was reading slow, so I kept speeding up and then all of a sudden it would say I was running an 8:15 pace or something. At the end I had an average 8:50 time, which included the one mile of going closer to a 10:00-10:30 mile. Grrr. It was quite hard to hit my paces, which is surprising since I can run that in a race without feeling like I am dying. Hello power of adrenaline!

Sunday: 10.3 miles (yay for breaking the 4 mile cycle!)
I did four miles on my own before meeting my running besties for 6.3 around Lake Union. It was the same course we ran for the Seattle's Best 15K without a little out and back on a path. We saw some adult geese leading their goslings across a very busy street to get back to Lake Union (I wonder where they were coming from?) and that was pretty cute! I love these long runs because they are about nothing but distance. We can run comfortably enough to actually chat!

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