Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Lots of Running

I don't have anything interesting to report short of the fact that I'm loving to run more each day.  Saturday was a nice 12 miler with rest days on Sunday and Monday. 

Tuesday was speed work at the track with the group.  We did a jog out to the track, 4 miles alternating one lap fast and one slow, and slow jog back. For the overall 5.5 miles, we averaged 9:30!  That is fast for me!  I can see myself getting faster and loving it! 

I did the fast laps around 8:20-8:40 and then by the time the slow lap came, it felt so difficult to slow down to 10:30.  My recovery lap was 9:30-10:00, again, fast for me.

I know that times vary for everyone and to many, this is slooooooooow, but it has been a long time coming for me and I'm really liking the way it is going!  

It really goes to show you what consistent running can do.  For me, it's the social aspect of running with friends that gets me out there, looking forward to each run.

I knocked out another 6 miles tonight with a friend after work and will probably run a few slow miles with the group again tomorrow.  

Oh yeah, and I actually registered for the Martian half this Saturday, so that's coming up, too!!  Check out the fun medal:
I haven't decided if I'm going to race it this weekend or run for fun.  I just took 11 minutes off my half marathon time a few weeks ago and am not sure I can do any better...  So I may just run for fun since I have a lot of friends that will be running.   Hmmmm I guess I have a couple more days to decide :)


  1. I feel the same way! (Re: loving running and getting faster recently). Have fun at the race Saturday.

  2. That is an awesome medal to get to add to your collection! Great job getting faster :) Dont you love that feeling! :)

  3. Remember, speed kills! Just kidding, isn't it fun running faster? Keeping it social makes a world of difference in keeping it fun too. Now go 'race' that half Mary.............