February 3rd, 2011
Don’t forget about my giveaway! It ends tomorrow night.
I know, a day late. What’s the phrase? A day late and a dollar short? Or in my case, a day late and umm…I can’t find my wallet.
No, I know where it is now, but if I got paid every time I lost my wallet, I’d be rich. But obviously I wouldn’t be able to use that money because it would be in my misplaced wallet.
Anyhooooo… I went for a lovely run right after work today.
I told Dave we need to find another 10k, because if you recall my last (and only) 10k time, it looked a lot like that.
This run was 1 mile warm up, 4 miles at some pace that was kind of uncomfortable (or struggled over a lot of ice), and 1 mile cool down.
It’s an exact science, I know. I could plug in my Garmin to get the numbers, but I’m lazy.
Two thoughts on today’s run. Well, there were others, but only two thoughts that I’ll share:
1) I definitely recommend finding a fast friend to run with if you want to improve speed! Ashley has pushed me on our runs, but because I’m running with a friend, I don’t really notice it. As soon as a nearby track is cleared of snow, we’re going to do speed work. I am, dare I say it, excited?
2) Running right after work is a great way for me to get my run in. When I get home, if I sit my butt down it’s all over. Forcing myself to run before I leave work is excellent. Also meeting someone to run is motivation too. Ashley and I usually meet one night a week for a run and once on the weekend. Last night we trudged 3 miles through 25 mph winds and ridiculous amounts of ice (so hardcore). We survived without a fall, but Ashley hit the ground walking back into her house. Ouch.
When or how do you schedule your runs to keep motivated? Do you have a fast running partner?
Ok. I overcame my laziness.
Mile 1- 9:05
Mile 2- 8:53 (ice!)
Mile 3- 8:55 (more ice!)
Mile 4- 8:42
Mile 5- 8:25
Mile 6- 8:51