Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

Bike Distance = 12 miles
Ride Time = 1 hour
Ride Route = Parkway in the neighborhood

I went riding today!  It was great, different set of muscles than running.  Going north was a piece of cake, but going south was a beast because it was so windy.  I didn't get the same satisfaction as when I run, but I still feel good and I'm glad that I went out and did something today.  Yesterday was supposed to be my short run day and I had a serious migraine so I didn't go.  Coming up...5k on Saturday!  I am giving myself two days off so that I can really push my pace on Saturday.  The goal is 9 minute miles, so that means a total time be realistic I'm going to say 30 minutes.  I can't wait!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Saturday, June 26th, 2010

Distance Ran = 5 miles!
Time of Run = 47.92 minutes (9.58 per mile  PERSONAL RECORD!!!)
Route = Good 'ole churchy x2

Today was great!  I felt ready to pick up the pace and my mileage, so I did.  I must admit that I think that my pace is faster than that of my running partners, but it's ok because I run alone one time per week and that is the day that I will push it.  Next Saturday is the 5k that I signed up for, and I have four weeks from today until the 10k.  My current goal is to get my pace a bit faster, than after the 5k I will start running a 10k on my long days and focus on my pace at that distance.  I love it!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Distance WALKED : 3 miles
Time:  ????

 Mrs HK and I started out running but she wasn't feeling it today so we walked most of our route today.  I must admit that I am a little disappointed, I was looking forward to a good paced 3 mile run.  Oh well, there's always Saturday. 

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Tuesday, June 22nd 2010

Distance Ran = 3 miles
Time of Run = 32.05 (10.68 per mile)
Route = Church to main road, Oxford loop to home.

It's been a week since my last run, last Thursday we walked because it was soooo  cold!  Saturday Nick and I were out of town.  Our pace was average today, but we thought we had run farther than we actually had which is always disappointing.  Thursday I want to run at least 4 miles.  It did feel good to be back though, I had almost forgotten why I loved running so much!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

Distance ran = 3.5 miles
Time of run = 33.24 (9.49 per mile! PR!)
Route = church route +1 mile stretch

This morning Mrs. E joined Mrs. HK and I for our run. Mrs. E is a triathlon coming back into the game and she pumped up out time today. This was my best and most consistent time yet! It felt really good to get out this morning, my hips are a bit sore though because I missed Saturday's workout. Time for a good stretch and some rest until Thursday. I would like to add another half mile to my long run that way I am only 1.4 miles away from a full 10k.

Saturday, June 12, 2010


I had to skip my run this morning due to an event that I have been helping with ALL DAY today. It was really cold and really rainy and really windy so I don't know if I would have actually made it that far anyway. I miss it.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Distance Ran = 2.5 miles (Focus on Pace)
Time of Run = 26.71 Minutes (10.68 per mile)
Route = Church Route

It was raining this morning, it made it really hard to get out of bed and get motivated. Once I got out there, Mrs. HK was feeling the same way, so we walked for a bit. Running in the rain is actually really refreshing! I feel good about our pace today and I am making a goal for myself to run a 10 minute or less mile on Saturday, it's only a 2 mile run so I am sure that I can achieve it.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

Distance Ran = 3.5 miles (Long Run Day)
Time of Run = 39.19 Minutes (11.20 per mile)
Route = Church route, plus one mile to truck and back

This morning I ran with a partner, good friend Mrs. HK. My pace was a bit slower, but we were keeping pace with each other and I had some nasal congestion this morning. I forgive myself. This is about a minute slower than my ideal pace, next long run I am going to try and keep a 10 minute mile. I do feel good, and I so enjoy running!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Saturday, June 5th, 2010

Distance Ran = 2.5miles
Time of run = 27.38 minutes (10.90 per mile)
Route = Flat, the church route

Morning came much too quickly today, I worked until 12:30 this morning so getting up was a bit of a task in itself. Despite that I have actually been looking forward to running again for the past two days!

This morning was beautiful, the air was perfect with just a teeny chill to help my along my route. The sky was beautiful and I received the gift of a beautiful sunrise. I am thankful that my Hubby is picking up the veggies this morning, it gave me time to run and shower so that we can make a 9:00 AM session. It's going to be a great day!

Note to self: Make a playlist that consists of more songs with the same tempo as Bad Bad Leroy Brown. :)

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Distance ran = 2.25 miles
Time of run = 25.18 (10.08 per mile)
Route = New route, flat church route

Thoughts: This is my personal best! I ran a new route today and I really enjoyed it. It is exactly 2.5 miles (I drove it to be sure) and it is easy to add more when I need too. To be able to run with neighbor-lady I need to run a 9 minute mile...I'm giving myself until July to be able to do this. Great run today!

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2010

Distance ran = 2.25 miles
Time of run = 26.17 minutes (roughly an 11 minute mile)
Route = 7 laps around my hood

Thoughts: I hate this route! I will never do it again if I can avoid it. A surprising amount of people are out at this hour letting their dogs go to the bathroom. I also thought that I had run farther than I actually had. Bummer.