Thursday, September 2, 2010

Starting the day off right!

Today's 1/2 marathon training called for speedwork. 8 miles. The only problem with that is that 8 miles is just a little to much for me to squeeze in in the morning, so 6 miles it would be. (I'm up at 4:20 to get that done and be to work at 7:30.) So this morning it would be 3 x 1600 in 11:50 plus warm up, cool down and 800/jogs. Well as you can tell from my "speed" I don't do much speed work, but I really enjoyed it this morning. The time went so fast. I did my warm up and had to hit the porta potty at the park..sometimes a real draw back to morning running. :) It's kind of scary to go into a dark porta potty and not be able to see what you are getting into, I knew it was going to be a good day when it was clean! So I hit my first mile with the Garmin beeping to speed up frequently but ended up with an 11:46 mile, mile 2 was 11:39 and the 3rd was 11:34! Can I say I was pretty happy with the results! That includes dragging the dog occasionally. Now my rest 800 jogs were pretty slow but really I can't say that I pushed myself to the limit. I felt good, really good when I was done. Did I say it really was the most beautiful morning for running. It's so quiet out there in the dark and the temp was right around 60 with a light breeze...beautiful! With any luck maybe a little more of this and I will be able to get a little faster. What a way to start the day!


Aimee (I Tri To Be Me) said...

Sounds like you had a great run today! Yay!
Oh, and I definitely know what you mean about early morning dark port-a-potties. I'm always a little afraid to open the door and see what's inside! :)

Diana said...

Congrats on the speed work! That is one thing I don't do, I guess if I wanted to run faster I would, but just to run makes me happy! I guess I'll always be a 13minute miler!
The nice weather does help though to put a bounce into our step these days!

Kathleen said...

Way To Go!
I think I have done speed work three times in two years. Good for you for getting it done. I give you much credit for getting out there so early. You are a better person then me.