Sunday, February 17, 2008

2/17 Long Run

Got out kind of early this morning for my long run. Left home just after six, and ran a loop that I haven't run before. Nice - a good mix of urban and back streets.

Planned: Long Run (75 min total):
50 min run (8:15), 8 x 1 min at 5k pace
with 1 min jogs in between, 10 min cooldown

The main part of my run stretched to more like an hour than 50 minutes, probably because I averaged more like 8:45 than 8:15. The quick intervals went nicely, though from McCarran and 4th Street to Keystone, and it felt pretty good to stretch it out at that point. Then it was just a quick trot home.

Actual: 1 hour run @ 8:45 pace
8 x 1 min intervals with i min jogs between, 10 min cool down.
9.75 miles in 1:25

1 comment:

SnowLeopard said...

I think I'm not quite understanding your intervals. Did you run fast for one minute, and then jog for one minute? I think that would wear me out a lot quicker than if I just ran at a steady pace. Especially on the McCarran section. Was it cold and sunny this morning? The fog is finally starting to lift here in Berkeley...