It's now officially SPRINGTIME!!!
Came to the marsh today and heard the geese just a-honking up a storm. I love that sound after a long, cold winter. Now, spring is here! Spring is here! Hooray!
Good morning, and happy Easter. everyone! Hope y'all enjoyed your mini-eggs!
Well, I skipped my 5 miler yesterdy due to an over-indulgence in turkey, so I REALLY needed this run today. The first 1/2 sucked ass. I had a stitch up my right side and I was tired and sore (left groin still) for just about every step for the first 5 or 6 miles. After that things opened up though. What an absolutely GORGEOUS day it is out there. About 5 degrees, sun shining, show melting (which made for some interesting footing- ran on pavement, mud, dirt, gravel, snow, slush, grass and ice all within 2 hours!).
Took a gel at the 7 mile mark which helped out... felt pretty good from then till about 12 miles where my legs started getting a little heavy, but nothing unmanageable. It was too nice out there to complain, anyways. :)
I feel like going out for another one.
I do need more practice recoverring.
Unscheduled rest day. Too damned lazy to run my 5 miles.
Do NOT drink and type.
OK, too late. Grant's juiced. We had our end-of-year ball hockey tournatment (which I absolutely SUCKED in) and then I went to the bar where I yapped at Stonewall personell in a drunken fashion for a few hours. Probably should have just packed up and went home, but no harm done. Just very drunk.
First of all, I measured my distance from yesterday's run, and the PB Stands! Wow! Can't believe I shaved nearly a minute off. Must have been the fresh air. :)
As for today's run, it had no right being as difficult as it was. I was supposed to do hills for 70 minutes today with 5min tut, but I only had time to go 5 miles. Did get my 5tut in for 175 feet though. I took it easy and just climbed 2 hills at 5%, because I have 5 hours of hockey tonight.
Cool down on the bike - hills L-6
I'm going to have to pace out that distance after work... I ran hard today, but I don't think I could have taken almost a full minute off my best 5k time. Guess I'll find out after work.
It was a really hard run today, though. Darren and I headed outside into the beautiful 3 degree afternoon where we did our 5k, then finished up with 5x100metre strides. We probably ran these faster than we were supposed to as well, since we were trying to show each other up. Ahhh, healthy competition. :)
Tempo run today, but I still owe the bank two miles.
I only warmed up 1 mile at goal pace and cooled down 1 mile at goal. Too pressed for time at work today to finish the works. I felt guilty enough taking the time I did, but I needed a mental health break.
Between the w/u and c/d I ran 4 one mile tempos with a 1 minute easy jog between reps.
Rep 1-3: 7.3mph
Rep 4: 7.5 up to 7.8mph
Feeling much better today with a day of rest under my belt, although I'm not sure that fighting the easter mob at Wally-Mart can be construed as 'rest'.
Hoping to have a good run at lunch today.