Monday, August 17, 2009

Vacation run

Last week was my birthday... whoohoo! As a birthday present I received a lovely out of town trip from my girl... it was perfect. To show that we're dedicated and you know committed to this running idea, we ran 5 miles on Saturday morning... bright and early. Originally we were going to trail run however due to the sensitivity of the trails and possibility of disturbing the wildlife you are not allowed so... instead we ran the paved area. Not nearly as cool but still completely worth it. The weather wasn't too hot which was mostly due to the amounts of shade caused by trees so the experience was very enjoyable. OH! We spotted an entire deer family and they were so close, seriously under 10 feet away... a young buck with a fawn and then later we spotted a young doe on the other side of the lake.

Okay back to the training talk... 5 miles which to date is the longest distance I've run and I completed it in just over an hour with a pace of 12min and 40 mins or so... yay for that.

This week its back on a hard, grueling training regimen with today being 4 miles and tomorrow 3 miles. I'll post an update tomorrow... seriously I will.


Monday, August 10, 2009

Slacker that I am

I haven't posted in a while which is completely my fault... I've let other things distract me but I'll try to be better. I have been keeping up with my workouts though well except for this weekend, I didn't run at all... shame on me, I know. My last run was on Friday... 4 miles and I finished it in under an hour which is a new record. My pace or average was about 13.30 minutes a mile so YAY! I was very happy about that not to mention I chilled out on the walking and actually 'ran' most of it which is good because that's what I'm working towards. I'll be doing another 4 miles today and will try to do that most of this week actually to see if I can improve. I will be taking a rest day on Wed and possibly another on Thurs (we'll see).

Anyway, hope everyone has a great week!