Sunday, December 30, 2007
So I wasnt sure what today had in store for me. My back has gotten increasingly more tight and sore as the week has gone on. I could also feel a slight twinge in my knees. I skipped my rest day...I already ran my long run yesterday that was supposed to be today...so what in the world would I do today? I toyed with the idea of rest......couldn't do it. I started out hoping to just do a easy recovery run.......3.66 miles later...I felt amazing and like I could run 10 more. Didn't start out that nice though...as you can see from the graph...it started with side cramps and twinging knees. But by the end....I felt like I could run for days...not tired...not hurting.....just foot after foot. I feel good :) And I'll feel even better in my new "new years" dress tomorrow because of it!
Also...Can't wait for my new running shoes to get here. The Brooks Trance 6. I would have loved the 7's....but with Christmas...money is tight. Found the 6's for 59.99 free shipping. wahhoooo for deals!
Saturday, December 29, 2007
So yesterday was my day off...and I ran a 5k. Today was a cross training day...and I ran ~4 miles. My long run is supposed to be 4 miles tomorrow....so what the heck am I going to do tomorrow? Anywho...here is my run today. Credits to nikeplus and my new ipod sensor :)
I ran hard today. I played a game with myself......run 2 miles then try to make it back faster than you got there. I finished the two miles in 18:26 minutes trying to run slow (which ended up not being slow at all) as not to screw myself on the way back. I got back to my original starting position at 35.53, however it said 3.94 miles. Close enough...haha. I actually felt like a runner. At no point did I feel tired. I felt really really relaxed. A few things I have learned:
1) I definitely run faster outside than on the treadmill....how...I don't know
2) Somehow I managed to progress my speed as the mileage went on...which is great!
3) Blogging has definitely inspired me
4) I thought I was a lot slower than I am...
5) How did I just run 5 days in a row??? ahhh! I hope I can keep it up when school starts
6) I love the nike ipod sport kit :)
final note...leave comments :)
Friday, December 28, 2007
Well here it goes. I'm going to do Hal Higdon's Beginners program. I've been on track for about 3 weeks now...and eventhough today was my day off...I pushed out a fast 5k. I think my avg time was like 9:00 per minute (which is pretty quick for me...haha) esp since it was a rest day. I am hoping to either run the Charlotte half marathon APril 12th or Cleveland May 18th or both. I'm super excited, nervous, scared, excited....did i say excited? However my school schedule is INSANE! i usually have to be at the operating room by 6am...and have class till 7 pm. I have 2 tests each week to study for after that...(obviously I'll be doing my long runs on weekends..haha) SO feel free to comment and keep me on track :) Here goes nothin...