Saturday, July 31, 2010

Saturday, July 31st, 2010

Small Setback:

Thursday I woke up with a migraine so I didn't run.
Today when the alarm went off it was still dark outside!  I was going to run alone and I thought it was not a good idea to do it in the dark.  I am worried because it's only going to get worse, and if I can't run in the morning I don't know when I will.  I FEEL LIKE A SLUG!
Next week will be better.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Tuesday, July 27th, 2010

Distance Ran = 3.2 miles
Time of Run =29.09  (9.09 per mile, PR!)
Route = 5k route

It rained last night, so this morning was perfectly cool...and perfectly muggy.  I don't think I have ever sweat as much as I did today.  I sure am glad that I live in a dry arid state!  However, if someone twisted my arm and gave me a house there and infinite cash, I would probably relocate to Kona.  I would just have to learn to love the humidity. 

This was my first run back into my training after the 10k.  I was SORE Sunday and a little bit yesterday, it felt good to loosen up my muscles and ligaments today in my run.  I am proud of myself that I am continually shaving just a bit off of my time.  It is always hard, but feels really good when I do it!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Saturday, July 24th, 2010

Race Results: 
Emily Jacobs...finished 687 out of 1200 women...126th of my age group...
final time.....59.54.9!!!!!!!  That's a 9.39 minute mile people!!!

The best part is that I beat the crap out of my goal by a whopping 6 seconds!

This race was AWESOME!  I loved the route, I loved the feeling of running amongst all of those people, I loved the morning,  I just couldn't stop smiling!  I actually ate something before I ran this morning and I felt great the entire run!  The last half mile was a bit hard, it was a slight grade increase, and we were facing the sun.  I had to sprint it in to make my time, but I did it! 

I have earned myself a new pair of running shoes, courtesy of the handsome Nicholas Jacobs.
I have also learned that it is possible to pee one's pants and to just keep on running.  Really.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Friday, July 23rd, 2010

I REALLY need to go to bed, but I am too anxious/excited to sleep!  I feel like a kid on christmas eve.  Tomorrow is my first 10k race ever, I'm so excited!!!   My mind is racing, have I hydrated enough, are my clothes set out, what should I wear (REALLY?  I am worried about that?)  how should i do my hair that is least annoying, will wearing a watch annoy me...and so on.  I'm going to go to bed now, I'M JUST SO EXCITED!!!

Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

Bike Distance = 12 miles
Time of biking = 45 minutes

I am not running today because I have the 10k (eeek) on Saturday, so I rode solo this morning on Nick's bike.  It was nice, I almost swallowed like 500 gnats, but other than that, very nice. I must admit my crotch and butt are sore, I hate that part of riding!  Nick says you get used to it...someone please explain how GUYS can get used to being squished there?!?

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Tuesday July 20, 2010 - Race Week!!!

Distance Ran 2 miles...then another .8
Time of Run = 2 miles at 18.24 (9.12) and .8 at 8 minutes
Route = church and back, + Manchester loop

Whew!  Mrs. KJ joined Mrs. HK and I this morning,  she was FAST!!  We tried our best to keep up with her but she finished our 2 mile about 25 seconds before me.  Mrs. KJ had to leave for work at 6:30 so she had a fair amount of motivation.  As for me, well I just didn't want to eat too much of her dust...that was my motivation.  I ran another .8 after the 1.7 miles to make an even 2.5.

Tomorrow I plan on going to workout with Sarah, or doing pilates or yoga.  Thursday means a bike ride with Mrs. HK and Mrs. E, probably 6 or 7 miles.  Friday is rest, rest, and more rest.  Actually hubbs has the day off and we are going to attend the temple, so I will really rest!  Early bed that night, and Saturday I will finish my 10k in UNDER 60 minutes!!!  How exciting!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Saturday, July 17th, 2010

Distance Ran = 6 miles (Ah!  I thought it was a full 10k)
Time of run = 66.74 (Ah!  11.12 per mile, I wanted to finish the 10k under 60)
Route = 5k x almost 2 (Ran out of time and had to get veggies)

Hmmm.  I didn't quite achieve my goal, but I still did 6 miles, only .2 less than my goal.  I was a bit slower than I would have liked, but I gave myself two 1-minute intervals of walking.  I will have to either pick up my running pace or cut out those walking intervals.  NEXT WEEK I RUN THE 10K!!!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Thursday, July 15th, 2010

Distance Ran = 2.5 miles (plus a half mile  more untimed)
Length of Run = 22.37 (8.95...hello!)
Route = Church route, backwards

I pushed it today!  I knew I was only planning on running 2.5 miles so I just gave it my all.  The results were my best time ever for this run, under 9 minutes per mile!  I'm quite pleased with myself.  Mrs. HK ran with me today, she is back from a week long vacation and it's been two weeks since she ran.  She kept pace with me the first 1.2 miles and then had a cramp.  I kept going, I really wanted to keep pace today.  I feel sort of bad about it even though she said it was fine, I just feel like I made a commitment to run with her and I should keep it.  I hope she really meant it was fine. 

Game plan from here on out: 
Sat = 10k run of my own devising. (Under 60 min would be great!)
Monday = Yoga or pilates
Tuesday = 2.5 miles, push pace
Wednesday = Workout with Sarah or Jillian
Thursday = Walk, undetermined length or pace, with Shelly
Friday = Yoga or Pilates
SATURDAY = 10K!!!  The goal is to definitely finish under 60 minutes!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Distance Ran = 6.2 miles
Time of Run = 62.58 minutes ( 10.16 per mile)
Route = Church plus 5k to home

I feel great today!  My joints aren't as sore as they were on Saturday when I only ran 5 miles.  For me running is really a mind game, in order to keep my pace up I just need to give myself pep talks in my head.  May sound weird, it's just what I do.  In the 10k I need to remember to just focus on my breathing, put on blinders to all of the faster runners around me, and keep myself pumped up.  If I can do that I believe that I can finish in under one hour, and I will run the entire 10k.  Less than two weeks to go!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Saturday, July 10th, 2010

Distance Ran = 5 miles
Time of Run = 55.14 (11.03)  (boo)
Route = 5k plus 2

I was planning on running a 10k this morning but I was just slow.  I ran out of time and I had to cut my run short.  Bummer.  Next week I plan on running nothing less than a 5k and a full 10k on Saturday.
There's always tomorrow!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Tuesday, July 6th, 2010

Distance Ran = 2.5 miles
Time of Run = 22.89 (9.16!)
Route = Church

Back in the game!   I went running alone today and I pushed myself, I would really love to love a 9 minute mile very soon.  After my run I did some weights and lunges and now I just feel really great!  On Thursday I plan on Running 5 miles, then on Saturday I am going to run 7.5 miles.  The weather was beautiful, it was a bit chilly but felt great.  I had some wind on the South stretch, I HATE the wind!!!  At least I am getting used to having some resistance as it is usually windy going south. 

Monday, July 5, 2010

5K Fun Run!

Distance Ran: 5k (3.2 miles)
Time of Run: 29.54 (9.24 per mile!)
Route: Around the neighborhood.

PR!!!  This was my first "race" since I have begun running this year.  I kind of freaked out a bit in the beginning  and overshot the first half mile.  Mainly I was trying to get ahead of all of the little kids on bicycles, so I just kind of sprinted.  I paid for it thought because I got a side stitch about a mile in that didn't let up for the duration of the race.  I also drank too much water beforehand.  That always get's me.  Anyway, I walked for about 20 yards somewhere near 2.5 miles, but then went back to pace.  The last .2 I sprinted...and I made under my goal!!! My goal was 30 minutes, and I did it with 6 seconds to spare.

Next goal: Pioneer day 10K in 58 minutes.  It will take a little bit of shaving off my time, but I am going to do it.