Thursday, January 10, 2013

Week Two Run Two

Today's run started out really great. I had a really bad last few hours at work & I decided that I need to just come home, run & I would work some more later. Unfortunately in my haste to get out of the house I forgot to double check what mileage I was supposed to run. I remembered nearly 2 miles into my run that I was to run 4 miles not 3. My first mile was at a 10:34 pace and it completely zapped me. I also forgot to take my water. My final pace ended up not being too bad but it could have been much, much better. Oh well. I finished the mileage and that it what is important.

Training Run 6 of 64: 4.03 miles - 50:11 - 12:26 pace

Temp: 50*F & Windy. Rain most of the day but stopped in the early evening.

Jan 10 Run

Just keep running.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Start of Week Two

Not too bad of a start to Week Two. My calves are still tight from Sunday. I think I may have to run in my old shoes on Thursday. If I make it through the next week or so I am actually going to sign up for the race. I hope it doesn't sell out in the next week.

Training Run 5 of 64: 2.96 miles - 36:07 - 12:12 pace

Temp: 48*F & Clear

Jan 8 Run

Just keep running.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

First Long Run

So today was my first day ever running more than a 5k. I had a great pace for the first 2.5 miles even though I was running 5 & walking 1. The last 2.5 was really hard & at times I wasn't sure I would actually be able to run anymore. The lower half of my left calf started cramping & I couldn't get it to loosen up even after I paused to stretch a bit. Actually my leg still hurts over close to two hours later. But its all good, only 110 days until the race.

Training Run 4 of 64: 5.19 miles - 1:03:00 - 12:08 pace

Temp: 41*F & Windy

Jan 6 Run

Just keep running.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Run Number Three

Sixteen Weeks until race day.

Today wasn't as good as Thursday but it still wasn't too bad. I am not a morning runner. The problem with that is that most races are in the morning. So for the next 16 weeks I am going to run on Saturday mornings so I can figure out what I need to do to be awake, hydrated & have energy.

Training Run 3 of 64: 3.02 miles - 37:59 - 12:35 pace

Temp: 27*F & Sunny

Jan 5 Run

Just keep running.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Run Number Two

Today was a good day! Pace under 12 min.

I ran in my new shoes today. I got a new pair of Saucony's, the heal of these are a bit lower than my Mizunio's & are a bit more heavy duty. I had to stop & stretch my calves a couple of times but I am not sure if it is the shoes or if it is because of the yoga I did yesterday. I stretched really good & I am going to try it again on Saturday.

Training Run 2 of 64: 3.04 miles - 36:07 - 11:53 pace

Temp: 35*F & Clear

Jan 3 Run

Just keep running.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Day One

Happy 2013!! This is the year I hope to run my first Mini- Marathon & if I get really adventuresome I might try for a full marathon in the fall. 

The mini I hope to run is the Derby Festival Marathon of April 27th in Louisville. My goal is to run the mini at an average of 13 min pace. I know I am likely going to have to walk a bunch but as long as I finish I will be happy no matter what my final pace ends up being.

So here we go:

Training Run 1 of 64: 3.05 miles - 38:24 - 12:35 pace

Temp: 33*F & Cloudy

It snowed a couple of days ago so the roads were still a bit wet. 

Jan 1st Run

Just keep running.