Today I did a double run. Well, technically you could say I ran a warm up with paige for .83 miles, then ran a 3 miler, but I’ll put the spin on it and call it a two run day. I’m allowed, it’s my blog and I’ll do it if I want to……… Just try and stop me!!!!
Ok, my temporary insanity is over. My 3 mile run was great. Wet and cool but nice out. I started with a new pair of headphones I picked up at Brookstone last week when I misplaced my regular ones. These have the sound isolation pads, and a retractable cord that I like. Although I realized it’s not so good on a run, the extra eight for the retracting part just kept pulling the earbuds out. I ended up ditching them about 1/2 mile into the run. I was pushing myself pretty good and hit the mile mark at 10:26. The turn around at 16:17 and finished up at 31:31. Pretty dang good for being out of it I must say. Especially given that I ran a 2/1 run/walk. I decided it was time for me to calculate my walking pace, so at the end, I walked around our loop. I calculated that I walk at a 12:50 min/mile pace. I then decided to calculate my running pace and it turns out that for I averaged running pace was 9:41! That’s right….. 9:41! If I could manage to keep that pace and not stop to walk, I’d be doing well…. although I am a run/walk convert. At least until my foot issues are long behind me.
I want to give a big congrats to Andrew over at Running Man Wannabe for completing his first 5K with an awesome PR. He’s got an interesting blog and has done one hell of a job at training. I wish I was as dedicated and analytical about my training as he is. Congrats! and good luck on future races!
I registered for the Komen Race for the Cure yesterday. I’ll be running with Jen (Although she thinks I’ll take off and leave her at some point), We’re going to run/walk but I’m not sure what she’s got in mind. I’m thinking 2/1. The race is this Sunday and if you’d care to donate something, here’s a link to our team page. Team: Living For Leslie.