Monday, January 31, 2011

3 miles of torture

I promised my team I would run at least three times this week, so at 1pm I reluctantly went downstairs and ran:

1 mile at 6mph
0.125 miles at 4mph
1 miles at 6mph
0.5 miles at 6.5 mph
0.125 miles at 7 mph
0.125 miles at 3.5 mph (warm down)

3.125 miles total

Pure torture today.  Not a good attitude.  Need to work on that.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Keeping my mind busy while running

Today I tried a new strategy during my run.  I set the pace at 6.5 mph and counted every time my right leg touched the ground.  I found out that I do roughly 180 or so paces per quarter mile.  So I imagined that each pace was 1 yard.  Actually each pace comes to about 2.3 yards.  I kept telling myself only 1200 yards left (when actually it was 1.6 miles).  Today's run was a little less painful than last run and I went a little further.  Joanna was on the Eliptical and Sup was on the other treadmill.

2.75 miles in 25:03

Oh and every run starts and end with a good 5 minutes of stretching and also ends with 50 pushups without stopping.

Monday, January 17, 2011

2 miles in 18:30

Todays run was tough.  I started out at 6.8 mph and had to pull back cause I was just dying.  But I did end up doing it all the way without walking.  Felt great afterwards, but it was tough today!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Day 2

I really should have ran last Friday, but I didn't come in to work, so I didn't get access to a treadmill.  Today I ran at a faster pace:

13 minutes @ 6.5 mph
1 minute @ 7.0 mph
:30 @ 7.5 mph
:30 @ 8.0 mph

15 minutes total @ 1.66 miles

It was tough, I didn't like it, but it wasn't pure torture.  I'm honestly not looking forward to the days where I have to increase to 30 - 40 minutes.  But one day at a time right?

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Day 1 - 1.5 miles in 15 minutes

So today I started Day 1 of my Beginner training plan for the Ragnar Relay this June.  It went really well.  I stretched out good before and after the run, and did 50 pushups afterwards too.

I did 14:30 @ 6mph, then :30 at 8mph.  then 1 minute at 4mph

Piece of cake.  Sweat a little bit, and didn't run out of breath.  Talk about starting out slow!  I like it!

Total distance: 1.5 miles in 15 minutes