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Run, Run, as Fast as You Can! You Can't Catch Me!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Ok... so I'm not really fast. But, my speed is really increasing lately!!! I posted my mile splits from my long run on Saturday. Well, today's times were even better. I'm in shock! To put in these kinds of times (for me)... it's unbelievable! I'm beginning to set new goals, but I'm afraid to even share them!

Here's last Saturday's run compared to tonight's run:

mile 1 - 14:37 12:27
mile 2 - 13:41 12:27
mile 3 - 13:41 13:18
mile 4 - 12:46 12:27
mile 5 - 12:53 12:37 pace (ran 4.5 miles, so 6:17)
mile 6 - 12:06
mile 6.5 - 5:54 (11:45 pace)
AVERAGE- 13:11 12:39

What's even more amazing is that Saturday's run was FLAT and today's run was quite HILLY! And, Saturday's weather was beautiful while today's run was CHILLY (44 degrees) and very WINDY! And, for Saturday's run I was well rested - I took Friday off, while today's run I was exhausted (I've worked out HARD this week) and very SORE!

Here, mainly for my own sake, our my last paces from short & long runs (starting with oldest):
13:46 (3 miles)
15:07 (3 miles)
13:33 (2.7 miles)
14:43 (3.37 miles)
12:57 (4.81 miles)
13:30 (3.11 miles)
12:50 (3.0 miles on treadmill-which I understand aren't that accurate)
13:11 (6.5 miles - from above)
13:28 (3.4 miles)
12:39 (4.5 miles - from today)

Anyway, I'm exhausted and hope I can even get up and walk tomorrow! I kind of overdid it, but I have a 'sleepover' with my daughter at an event tomorrow night so I know I won't get a workout in tomorrow. So, I'll have a much needed Rest Day. Yeah! Then, it's back to training!

I hope everyone is having a wonderful, healthy week!
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  • no profile photo CD6329775
    I don't know why those numbers mean so much. They do to me too. I keep looking at my Excel file and wondering if I will ever be a stronger runner.

    You are doing so great!!!
    3845 days ago
    I think you are really fast!!
    3845 days ago
    Woah!! Amazing progress between Saturday and Thursday! By this time next week you'll be so fast we won't see you coming! Have a great sleepover with your daughter, sounds like a lot of fun!
    3845 days ago
  • no profile photo CD7673407
    Making great progress! Thats great. The sleepover is coming at the perfect time! LOL Thanks for sharing. emoticon
    3846 days ago
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