Thursday, July 8, 2010

More running stuff

Thanks to those of you who gave me some suggestions/advice for running the other day. I took all of your advice, smooshed it together, and used it to have a great 3.5 mile run yesterday. I planned my route out online the night before, studied it and felt comfortable with it. I set out my clothes, wiped my ipod shuffle clean and put it on autofill for some fresh tunes, and went to bed feeling confident. I set my alarm for 5:45am (so that I could reset it for 6:15, haha!) and bounced out of bed (okay, maybe not) ready to go.

I decided to really take it easy, run a bit slower than usual and work on endurance instead of speed. My goal was to run 3.5 miles in 40 minutes with minimal walk breaks. I ended up stopping to walk three times, all on serious uphills, and each time only for about 1-2 minutes. In the end, I felt great, and finished in 39:40 - right at my goal. I was really pleased!

I am heading out tomorrow morning to run another 3.5 and I hope to feel just as good. Maybe tomorrow ... I'll blog about my attempt at a bike ride the other day! It was pretty hilarious. Happy almost-weekend! Anyone have anything fun planned? My mom and my grandma are coming into town tomorrow for the weekend and I am really looking forward to it. We don't have much planned, but I think it will be a fun time!

5 comments:

Lucky in Love said...

So glad your running is going well!!

And yeah for fun visits with family. Hope you have a fantastic weekend!

brown eyed girl said...

Yay, good for you! I can't wait to hear how it goes - 3 plus miles outside is quite the accomplishment!

Enjoy the family weekend!

Perfectly Imperfect said...

Way to go girl! I am impressed that you get up in the morning to run. You need to give me some tips on how to do that!!

Brittany Ann said...

Good for you! Right on your goal, too! You did so well!

d.a.r. said...

Blog about your bike ride, please :)

You are doing great training, keep it up!