Monday, September 27, 2010

Double Duty Monday

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.


teacherwoman said...

Nice job on your TWO runs! :)

I love registering for races that are for a good cause! I hope you have a wonderful race this coming weekend!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Sir Speedy! 9:41?! That's awesome. Oh, and I'll keep my eyes peeled for you on Sunday!

Andrew Opala said...

Thanks for the congratulations and the shout out! I have always enjoyed reading your blog since you make running seem like a balanced part of a fun life.

9:41 is a great pace!