Saturday, March 15, 2008

3/15 Long run

Treadmill high. That's what I had going this morning. Didn't want to stop.

Those readers that have been keeping track of my training schedule closely will surely be saying "Wait, I thought Turi had an easy run scheduled for today." And right those readers would be, if they existed. Here's what happened: It was mentioned that there was a 5k "Top of the Mornin'" fun run happening this weekend around the Sparks Marina. I checked to make sure it would fit into my training schedule, and sure enough, it was on Saturday, when I had an easy run scheduled. I thought I would replace the easy run with a 5k and get a little bit of race experience in this year, as well as try to hit my goal half marathon race pace, just for the feel of it. Even arranged carpooling with a friend. When I saw him yesterday, though, he had just learned that the race was on Sunday. Somehow, we both had the wrong idea about the day of the race - and I had actually checked the calendar against my training schedule to make sure it fit in! Very strange. Anyway, that's why my long run happened this morning. Hope the change in schedule doesn't upset anyone...

Planned (really, for tomorrow...):
55-60 min run (8:15)
10 x 1 min at 5k pace with 1 min jogs in between
10 min cooldown

Did the long section of the run at 8:00 pace instead of 8:15. Not sure why, just felt right this morning. Felt fine all the way; miles and minutes ticked by to Sportscenter. 7 1/2 miles in one hour. Reset the treadmill and did the 10 x 1 minute intervals at 6:00 pace (wish that were my 5k pace) with 10:00 pace minutes in between. Another mile at 10:00 pace to cool down.

Actual:
60 minutes @ 8:00 pace
10 x 1 minute intervals @ 6:00 pace with 1 minute jogs in between (10:00 pace)
10 minute cool down at 10:00 pace
11.16 miles in 1:30:00

1 comment:

SnowLeopard said...

Hey- don't I count? And sorry about the date- Chris was the one who told me Saturday...