A Simple Running Log

April 18, 2014

Training for 4/18/14

Filed under: Uncategorized — aschmid3 @ 4:35 pm

I didn’t go to hot yoga today; I had a funeral to attend at noon, so there wouldn’t have been enough time. I did some strength training at home instead, including push-ups, ab exercises, invisible chair-sitting and lifting weights. When I got home from the funeral, I decided to try a few miles of the run-walk intervals I’ll be doing for the Ocean City half marathon, a week from tomorrow.

I took Pepper with me. He picked up a stick from the yard and was all set to take off down the road at top speed. He was pretty disappointed when I had to hold him to 10:00/mile pace for two minutes, and then he was really disappointed when I had to slow him down to a 16:00/mile walk for three minutes.

We repeated that for three miles. All three miles were too fast — 11:54, 12:35 and 12:01 — with an overall average pace of 12:09/mile, which would work out to a 2:39 finish, 11 minutes faster than I’m supposed to finish. Guess I’ll have to try to slow down a little more.

This weekend, I’m planning on an 11-mile long run and another shorter run, probably 5 miles or so. Sunday, of course, is Easter, so I’ll be going to church in the morning and then to my family’s dinner in the afternoon, where we’re also celebrating my cousin’s 30th birthday.

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