Wednesday, August 26, 2009

7 from heaven....uh what?

So I got up at 6:00 today is per my goal. Sleep has been eluding me. Tonight I will be sure to leave a big serving of food down for the cat because I am running out of things to try. I have to get on some sort of sleep schedule so I don't feel so groggy in the morning.

This is the first mid week run that has been over 6 miles during this cycle, and I was a little nervous. The 6 last week were very difficult and I was scared of a repeat. I made sure to go slow out of the shoot....no faster than an 11 min mile for the entire first mile. The legs felt a little tired, but not sore, which makes me happy. At the top of the hill I tried to kick it up to around a 10 min mile and I was able to keep that pace more or less, for the remainder of the run. I did two loops, one of 3 miles and one of 4 miles, bother incorporating that dreaded hill that I always use to start my runs. It is amazing to me how quickly it can sap my strength and mile 3-4 was no different today. I had to focus a little to keep my pace steady. After I reached the top the nect 2.7 miles went pretty well. Too many people out on bikes riding on the sidewalks. They give them their own lane in most places around campus, I am not sure why they feel the need to ride on the sidewalks. It really makes it hard to navigate intersections. But if that is my biggest worry during a run, it is a good day.

I stopped off at the gym and again did my crunches. I am hoping to go back tonight if I feel alright and do my strength training and full core workout. But if I don't, I am not going to beat myself up....I just ran 7 miles....

6 comments:

  1. Well done, Sean! Mid-week mid-long runs will help your conditioning and confidence a ton. Glad to hear you are incorporating them. When you have six-pack abs, I'm expecting a photo in a blog post...

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  2. I would be happy to just not look like anything like a barrel! Thanks for the encouragement Jon!

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  3. I think I remember you saying that you're not a fan of the iPod on your runs, but thought I'd mention the podrunner podcasts I've been using. I found them through iTunes; I use the interval training set of them and LOVE them. The music really helps me push through. But then again, I'm running on a treadmill and don't have to really listen for anything for my safety.

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  4. Oh no....I am a big Ipod person. I have only done one run without it....and I was miserable. I have quite the playlist...if I getthe courage I will post it someday! Thanks for reading Jessica.

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  5. Most days I feel like a dud....but thanks. How is your training going?

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