Sunday Running Log #18

Since my DH had to leave early for work this week, my training days were not quite what I had initially planned.  On Saturday morning, I finally squeezed in an easy 6 mile run.  My average pace was 10:18. Total time: 1:02.  I felt no pain, but I realized that my dogs are tired and I needed some new shoes.

 

On Sunday, I forgot to set my clock ahead and I was late meeting Jackie.  Although I have a really bad reputation for being tardy, I am never late to my Sunday runs.  I swear! 

 

I searched feverishly for my phone and I was digging through my car when Jackie drove past my house.  I apologized repeatedly for my tardiness, which now caused us to get a late start on our early run.  Funny enough, Jackie was actually grateful for the mistake, since this is her first time running before 8:00.

 

Since Jackie needs to slow down and I need to pick up the pace a bit, we met at the middle with a 9:40 pace.  Probably still a bit too slow for the both if us, but this is still my first week post-marathon and Jackie’s first run longer than 4 miles.  Total time: 58:03.

 

After our 6 miles, I felt like I could do a few more and wanted to try pushing myself further.  I took the next few miles a bit slower with more walking and water breaks than the first 6 miles.  I ran another 4.1 miles with an average pace on 10:37.  Total time: 43:36.  My shoes are shot for sure!  Not to worry, I bought a new pair yesterday.

 

At the end of the month, I am planning to run in the Chasco Challenge (formerly Rally to Remember).  I still haven’t decided which race to run in, the 10K or the half-marathon.  Last year, I placed first in my division and I would love to beat my PB, but I would love to also qualify in my division for the half.  Decisions…decisions…

 

Over the next few weeks, I will try to push myself a bit more and wait until the last minute to decide which race.

 

As for training this week, I need to get into routine now that my DH’s schedule is back to normal again.  I also need to incorporate more strength training and cross-training back into my schedule.  I’ve been so lazy and sloppy over the past few weeks.

 

For my half-marathon training, I am following Hal Higdon’s post recovery plan with the Runner’s World on-line Smart Coach, which uses my past times to develop a plan right for me.  However, I think the paces on the Smart Coach are a bit too slow.

 

My body is crying for yoga today.  I need to stretch.  This week, there will be lots of short runs and another long run on Sunday.  I think I’ll do 10 miles again.  I never did hop on my bike last week and I really want to put biking back into my work-outs.  If only my DH meeting’s would stop messing with my training!  Sheesh!

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7 thoughts on “Sunday Running Log #18

  1. Do that yoga, girl…nothing like a good downward dog to stretch out those hams!
    PS what kind of new shoes did you go for? I like to run in Sauconys (they tend to have a wider toe box for elephant feet like mine!) 😉 Always looking for new suggestions on great new shoes!

    • I think so. I talked to my DH and we were thinking about camping that weekend, we can go during Spring Break. It’s a really fun race, but small too. Can’t beat being fed pancakes for free too! Plus, it’s close to home for me.

  2. It is funny. I didn’t realize you were talking about your feet at first when you said your “dogs” were tired. HAHAHA I took my dog on a 20 mile long run once and I had to life him up and put him in the car afterwards. HAHAHA Poor guy. He couldn’t keep up towards the end.

  3. dude. a 10 miler this soon? i am so jealous, you don’t even know! nice job and i’m glad the legs and all are working properly so soon after the marathon. jumping straight into another training period, i’m going to keep the hotline on speed dial for you, nutso. 🙂

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