Workout: 9 miles/1:14 mins/8:13 average pace (8:21, 8:17, 8:21, 8:15, 8:24, 8:20, 7:56, 7:42, 8:24)
I woke up this morning not really wanting to rush out the door and head for a run. But my husband has to work this weekend (Saturday and part of Sunday) and the weather was supposed to be rainy tomorrow so I got my running clothes on, had a quick cup of coffee and slice of toast and was out the door by 7:45.
The weather was perfect! 50 degrees and sunny which meant I could run in a short sleeve shirt and shorts. I don’t mind running in the cold but I love the freedom of not having to put on multiple layers for my run. I ran a little over a mile and a half to park near my house which is also used for the cross country meets because it is one of the few places in the city that have hills! I love this park and have many memories of racing here. I ran about three miles on the course and then hit the road again to finish the rest of my nine mile run.
I was feeling so great on my run that I decided at 6.5 miles to try and speed it up a bit. So, between mile 6.5 and 8 miles, I picked up the pace, and then ran my regular long pace for the last mile. I felt great! I would have kept on running but the hubby needed to get ready and out the door for work.
So, here is my weekly workout recap: 27 miles/week total
- Monday: 4 miles
- Tuesday: Rest
- Wednesday: 6 miles + Baby Boot Camp/Stroller Fit Class
- Thursday: 4 miles
- Friday: 4 miles
- Saturday: 9 miles
Sunday is my rest day so I am looking forward to my day of rest and relaxation. I have my first 10k scheduled for next Saturday. I have not run a race since March 2010 so this should be interested. I have no idea what my 10k race pace is so that will be more of a test run/race to see where my training pace is at so I can start building and doing some speed work.
And if you have some time, head over the Leslie’s blog at Mommy’s Going for a Run. She will be completing her third marathon in three months and running for a great cause tomorrow so be sure to wish her good luck and check out her giveaway (ends Wednesday, February 2nd).