A Simple Running Log

February 19, 2013

Training for 2/19/13

Filed under: Uncategorized — aschmid3 @ 5:04 pm

This morning, I didn’t wake up early enough to go to the track and do the interval workout and still make it to my regular Tuesday morning meeting on time. Instead, I swapped the interval workout with the 40-minute tempo run I was going to do Thursday, which was about a mile shorter and didn’t require driving into town to the track and back.

I’d thought about just sleeping in and doing the run this evening after work, but they were calling for more rain and wind later today, so I got dressed and got it done first thing.

This morning was a lot more pleasant than the past three. It was definitely warmer than yesterday, and while there was a breeze, it wasn’t the gusting winds from yesterday and Sunday. I also enjoyed seeing the sunrise.

I did an easy mile to warm up, and then started the timer on my watch for 40 minutes at tempo pace.

The run went the way these tempo runs have been going this whole training cycle. I started out a little slow — the first mile was 7:31 — and then progressively got faster. I wound up covering 5.45 miles in 40 minutes, a 7:20/mile average pace.

I eased up on the pace and ran the final 1.7 miles or so home for a cool down. I finished the 8.2-mile loop in about 1:02:30, an overall average pace of about 7:37/mile.

It dawned on me after the run today I only have two more tempo runs between now and Shamrock. Sometimes it feels so far away still, but when I think about it like that, it feels like it’s just around the corner. Less than a month!

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