A Simple Running Log

February 22, 2018

Training for 2/22/18

Filed under: Uncategorized — aschmid3 @ 5:41 pm

Today, I was supposed to run 9 miles. I wasn’t really feeling it. All that nice weather from the past two days had been replaced overnight by cold wind, and it was supposed to start raining sometime. It was not a very motivating scene when I looked out the back doors from the couch, snuggled up with a dog I knew was going to be mad if I left him to run.

Well, I waited until almost as late as possible, but I got myself out there, and boy was I glad I did.

I had a freaking awesome run! The first few miles were mostly into the wind, but they got progressively faster anyway — 8:57, 8:45 and 8:32.

Then I turned out of the wind, for most of the rest of the run, and that was when things got really fun. I just kept speeding up. Miles 4 and 5 were 8:12 and 8:05, and the next three were all just under 8:00. I didn’t even care that what had just been a drizzle when I left had increased to a steady rain. I was just skimming along, enjoying the playlist on my iPod (I love that waterproof shuffle.)

A mile from home, I slowed up a bit for a cool down, but even that last full mile was 8:18.

I finished the 9.1-mile loop in 1:15:32, an 8:18/mile average.

That brings my total mileage over the last six days to almost 50 miles on the dot. I’m going to take tomorrow off running so I’ll be ready for the upcoming final big mileage weekend, 20 on Saturday and 10 on Sunday. I’m actually kinda looking forward to it.

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