Saturday, February 16, 2008

2/16 Run

Well, THAT was a great workout! Same basic run as the "Easy Run" I did on Wednesday, but it sure went a lot better. That's one of my favorite feeling in running, when your body feels like a powerful engine, just pushing it self along tirelessly. Or like a sleek animal, a big cat or a wild horse, running for the sheer joy of it. OK, I'll stop...

Planned:
30-35 min run, finish with 6 x 20 sec strides (mile pace) with 1 min rests in between

Didn't have guidance from the training plan on how fast to run these basic runs it wasn't an "Easy Run", but the other weekend days that weren't long runs were listed as "easy", so I went for the same. Started at 8:15 miles and just felt great ran strong right through to the half hour mark. Those 6 x 20 second strides with minute rests sounded hard to track on the treadmill, so I did 5 x 25 second intervals at 6:00 mile pace, with the balance of a minute (35 seconds, but ramping up and down speed made the timing kind of fuzzy.) Even felt strong for those; I kind of like short intervals...

Actual
30 min run at 8:15 pace, 5 x 25 second strides at 6:00 pace with 35 sec rests at 8:00
4.4 miles in 35 minutes.

2 comments:

SnowLeopard said...

I love that about running- that high you get, like you can run forever, just for the sheer joy of movement. I did manage to go for a short run on the treadmill this morning, got a cramp in the second mile, and then decided to take the dog for a half-mile run around the block. Glad you're feeling so good on your runs- you'll be up to half-marathons sooner than you know it! :)

Turi said...

I'm not too worried about getting "up to" half marathons; I know I can do the distance. I have a ten mile run planned for tomorrow. Now it's about keeping track of speed, and working up to a fast half. I'm not used to that...