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Speed work--woot! (Read 736 times)


Needs more cowbell!

    I just want to say that in the month that I have been diligently adding a speedwork session to each week I have cut almost a half minute off of my typical "easy" run time and I'm almost having to force myself to slow down for those easier runs. I also broke 10 minutes/mile on a 10 mile run for the first time. My "virtual" 10 mile time is now better than my real 10 mile PR. I have a 10 mile race in a couple of weekends and I am confident that I will even beat my virtual PR! Big grin So get out there and do your speed work, people! It's ALL good! Smile k

    I shoot pretty things! ~

    '14 Goals:

    • 2 olympic distance duathlons -- 6 days apart -- PR at least 1

    • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)


    I've got a fever...

      Good job zoom! Speed work rocks, and it's fun. And your virtual time is your PR. No one said a PR had to come in a race. Cheers, Jeff

      On your deathbed, you won't wish that you'd spent more time at the office.  But you will wish that you'd spent more time running.  Because if you had, you wouldn't be on your deathbed.

        VERY GOOD!!!!!!

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        madness baby

          That's great, Kirsten! Since I've only done one speed workout, you've totally inspired me. Thanks for the motivation, girl! Smile
          deb


          My dogs are fast, not me

            Excellent!!
            Robin


            Needs more cowbell!

              I did hills today...about a mile to the hill, then ran a mile up and down, and a couple of miles home. Am I the only one who runs a mile of hills at a faster pace than just about anything else? My split for my hill portion of my workout was like 9:21. This is faster than my mile split for a 5k I did last Fall. I'm a freak.

              I shoot pretty things! ~

              '14 Goals:

              • 2 olympic distance duathlons -- 6 days apart -- PR at least 1

              • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)

              Scout7


              CPT Curmudgeon

                I'm a freak.
                We knew that before the hills and speed work, though.


                Needs more cowbell!

                  Yeah, I was waiting for that response. I should have placed a money bet--next time I think I will... Tongue k

                  I shoot pretty things! ~

                  '14 Goals:

                  • 2 olympic distance duathlons -- 6 days apart -- PR at least 1

                  • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)

                  Scout7


                  CPT Curmudgeon

                    It's only 'cuz we love ya.


                    I've got a fever...

                      Am I the only one who runs a mile of hills at a faster pace than just about anything else?
                      Unless the hill is a total mutha, I do the same thing when I do hill repeats. It's kind of like, "Man, I just want to hurry up and get this thing over with."

                      On your deathbed, you won't wish that you'd spent more time at the office.  But you will wish that you'd spent more time running.  Because if you had, you wouldn't be on your deathbed.


                      Needs more cowbell!

                        It's only 'cuz we love ya.
                        I'm still not gonna flash my boobies... Wink k

                        I shoot pretty things! ~

                        '14 Goals:

                        • 2 olympic distance duathlons -- 6 days apart -- PR at least 1

                        • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)

                          WooHoo! You are making such awesome progress! Can't wait to read your race report!

                          Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the number of moments that take our breath away...(unkown)




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                          Needs more cowbell!

                            I think my 10 mile race next weekend is gonna be awesome! did's aunt knows the course well (she's one of the ones doing timing) and says it's hilly...I love hilly! I take out some otherwise faster runners on hills! Big grin k

                            I shoot pretty things! ~

                            '14 Goals:

                            • 2 olympic distance duathlons -- 6 days apart -- PR at least 1

                            • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)

                              You're going to do AWESOME @ your 10 mile race!!! I'll definetly can't wait to hear your race report!

                              Your toughness is made up of equal parts persistence and experience. You don't so much outrun your opponents as outlast and outsmart them, and the toughest opponent of all is the one inside your head." - Joe Henderson