I'm liking the unexpectedly warm weather we have now. Went for a group run this morning and expected mid to high 30s, but got low to high 40s -- had two long sleeve shirts on, but dumped one before leaving the house when I walked outside and was surprised by the warmth. (And skipped the warm hat, and stuck the gloves in my pockets and never used them.)
After about 12mi mostly in the group run, did some more on my own, mostly tempo -- not as fast as I'd expect for my tempo runs, but it was definitely a hard effort -- probably just tired
So I got in a nice hard workout, not entirely planned. That seems to be the norm for me. I haven't the fortitude to commit to a hard workout in advance, but if I have company to help make some of the miles go by, then I'm more likely to get more in.
It's a 5k. It hurt like hell...then I tried to pick it up. The end.
Lou, (aka Mr. predawnrunner), MD, USA | Lou's Brews | firstname.lastname@example.org
Correction: I received a 310 XT Garmin.... MUCH better than a 305, I'm told.
Had to be at church this morning at 8:00 a.m. to start setting up for this musical that I directed today... so no run this morning, mostly because I wasn't going to get up at 4:30 or something.
I will head out in a few minutes for as much as I can squeeze in.
Now that's a beautiful sight--a cute baby dressed up for Christmas. Thanks!
Well, yeah, Kim, who'd get up at 4:30 to go running? That's just insane. Hope the musical was great!
Let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. (Heb. 12:1b) Mile by Mile
Well, RP agrees with you all that I should make a go at my 26.2. So for now the plan is to run Tues & Thurs and set out for 18-20 on Saturday. Based on how that feels, I'll make a decision.
Look at what DH got me for Christmas:
Sorry the picture's so fuzzy. Digital camera died so my phone's my camera for now.
I missed the run.... ended up ice skating instead, which was fun, but not running.... time to get serious,
like Lou- serious...
Oh and I think you should run the 26.2 - Did you hear back from the Dr.? I didn't yet.
Pam, you feeling OK?
What great pictures Lou !
Vixi, what a great present..... not to mention you have a whole bunch of medals.
Kimie what a neat new toy.... It is supposed to be more accurate and have a much longer battery life than the 305.
Would be great if you ever decide to do ultra's. It is supposed to be waterproof so you can wear it swimming. But it doesnt measure how far you swam.
Good news is I lost 9 pounds in 2 hours. Bad news is when I re hydrate, I will gain it all back.
I like the medal rack, Vixi! Mine are all hanging on my bathrobe hook. Every time I take my bathrobe off it, they go "ching, ching, ching..." DH says I'm going to break the hook. After 16 marathons, it's getting pretty heavy.
So... I actually ran almost 31 miles last week. 30.9 to be exact. Sorta wish I'd gone another .1 mile on the treadmill today! I ran 12 miles today; 8 miles outside (about 3F, with windchill of -10F on the trip back up the hill) and 4 on the treadmill. Longest run in quite awhile. I'll be pool running tomorrow, and maybe some weights. Then I need to really get started on cleaning up this stoopid house!
That's a good week, Erika -- you're building nicely.
3.1 miles, 29:29, 9:23/mi, AHR 130 (63% MHR)
Legs were tired from yesterday's run. That means I'm doing it right
How 'bout those 'skins?
(oops, wrong week -- I'll repost and start the week now )