Tuesday, March 24, 2009

8:30 Pace! Woo-hoo!

After studying until very late all weekend, and taking an exhausting test Monday night, I decided to skip my Tuesday morning run so I could sleep in. I did sleep very well, and started today looking forward to my solo evening run. I recently downloaded new music to my iPod, and the weather was PERFECT today! My run was great. I set out determined to run 4 miles at a faster pace than my recent turtle pace. I was really pushing myself, pausing only at the crosswalks. I pushed until I hit mile 2 (my turn around point) then stopped to take a breather. I looked at my Garmy and my pace was 8:30!!! After a few seconds I headed back, continuing to push myself. After a half a mile I started to feel nauseous, so I walked a little over a tenth of a mile. Then I ran a little over a half a mile before I felt nauseous again. I checked out Garmy and it turned out that while I was running I was maintaining an 8:30 or slightly under pace. Since I was pretty hot and tired at that point, I decided to walk the rest of the way home, and even took a slightly longer path. Overall I didn't run 4 miles straight, but I did run a total of 3 miles at a pace must faster than I thought I'd be able to do. I've decided that I want to train to run a 5K at an 8:30 pace. We'll see what happens.

Sadly one of the girls from work has decided she only wants to run together on Fridays (Panera bagel day!!), so that leaves me and Kelly to train by ourselves on Tuesdays. Come December, Kelly will be moving away, which means I'm going to need to find someone to run with me in the mornings a couple days a week. I've decided I prefer the mornings as a routine because then my work-out is done, and I don't have to worry about what I eat and when I eat later in the day. If anyone wants a running partner, let me know! (o;

I'm meeting Kelly and Caitlin at the gym in the morning. Kelly is going to show me her chest and triceps work-out, then we are going to do abs and cardio.

I better get some sleep. Have a great week!

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