Saturday, December 25, 2010

Christmas Day Tempo

The weather was perfect out, high 50's, little wind, cloud cover; I had to run today. (Christmas Day)...So I made my way to the Clovis West High School track and ran a tempo run :)
I had originally planned only a 2 mile tempo; as I approached the 8th lap, I noticed I still felt full of energy and my legs strong, so I proceeded to extended my workout 1.1 more miles.....
According to my Garmin:

1 mile warm up 10 minute average pace.

5k tempo:
Mile 1: 8:08 pace average (felt great)

Mile 2: 8:05 pace average (still felt great)

Mile 3: 8:03 pace average

1 mile cool down @ 10 minute pace

Total miles :5

Not exactly "start slow-finish fast" more like " just consistent"...whoops! Still, the work out did feel good, and I am happy about that.:)

Now, it's time to eat! Merry Christmas everyone!!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Warning: Whining below

Disclaimer: I know, with training, this will return; and I am being patient with my body, promise...bbbuuuutttttttt...

I'm so out of shape!!!! Wwwwwwwwaaaaaaaahhhhhhhh....I once was so fit, I ran 13.1 miles at average 8 minute mile pace! I miss being in shape!!.......Wwwwwwaaaaaaahhhhhhhh!

Ok, had to vent. :)

Merry Christmas!!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Week in review: (Rehabbing wk 6)

I'm not one to push a product, but I have too with the 'Mizuno Breath Thermo' Body Warming really works! (I am in no way payed by Mizuno to endorse this product)
I set out today (Sunday) for an easy 3 miler, and my toes were never cold, not once; nor did they over heat. (Which I was a little worried about) ...My toes, since I have lived out East, no matter how thick the sock, are always cold at start, and take about 4-5 miles to finally warm. (no kidding) Today's run, no cold toes, not even for a second....I'm sold(!!) and definitely recommend this product to my running amigos(as).
Down side: They are a little pricey, ($20.00 for A pair of socks), but they truly work. I'm definitely saving, and buying 2 more pairs socks, and a hat. (I also had the gloves, and after I generated some heat, I could feel the gloves start to warm.)

I'm a total cold weather wimp, this product will definitely help me be a bit braver with heading out into the cold...


Week 12/12-12/18

AM:Work (blah)
PM: 4.5 miles run (see previous blog:) outside run

AM:*Body Pump x1 hour
PM:Elliptical x50 minutes


AM: 5.6 mile run (treadmill)
PM: *Body Pump X1 hour

PM: 5k tempo. total: 4.5 miles. 1 mile w/u. 5k tempo.(8:30, 8:27, 8:20) 1/2 mile c/d. (treadmill)

AM:Rested again...oops!

AM: Long run with CAR! (outside) 9.8 miles
While I am trying not to look at my Garmin during my runs right now, I did check it out a couple times during Saturdays run. One was when I was huffing and puffing to keep up with Steph, and so thought we were just running a 9:30; but when I looked we were running a 8:45! Cool. (Then we hit a snow filled Haines Point, Steph took off, and I stayed back at a ~9 min pace, nervous of falling)
The next time I peaked, was about mile 7, I took a gander( because I was feeling a little fast:) and it was averaging 8:14, which I decided to try and hold for a mile...and did. After which I dropped to ~8:45 at mile 8, and really slowed the last 1.8 miles in, due to stopping, and walking through the icy/snowy parts heading back to TR island...Yep, I definitely have a phobia of falling. (I'm working on it)

*Body Pump still at increased weight

Total miles this week: 24 miles
Total miles last week: 18 miles

Merry Christmas everyone!