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Run #69 Made 18 minutes again, woot!

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

I missed my Monday run. After a stressful weekend in the yard with clients, while a friend was in town that we were supposed to be having fun with, I was just too all in physically and emotionally to pull it off. But I got out today and at my new slower pace I ran for 18 minutes. It was hard but I just kept telling myself that I had not yet run as far as I could, and I could go farther. So I made it for 18 minutes. Then I walked the rest of the way back to work. I think that also in addition to trying to run longer at a slower pace I will also not try and do a long interval and then cram in another short one. I am just going to focus for now on longer and slower. When I feel good about that I will start working on faster.

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LOOOKINGOOD 2/8/2012 8:38PM

    Love it! You have a great plan-congrats on your run today!!!

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Run #68 Longer and slower

Friday, February 03, 2012

I've been thinking lately that I have no idea how fast I actually jog/run, and that I might be going a little too fast and that is maybe why I am struggling. So since I am trying to get back into running since I was sick in January, and since my Wednesday run was rained out this week, I decided to try going slower today and see if that would help. I did a 12 minute interval, then a 4 minute interval. So my long interval did get longer again, and my second interval got longer. I felt less breathless through out it all. So I think my focus for a while now might be longer and slower. I sure am tight and sore in the shoulders today, but I think that may be because I forgot to bring a regular bra to work, and my jog bra straps everything down pretty tight. Can't wait to get home and change. Ugh. I need a back up in my work locker!

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LOOOKINGOOD 2/3/2012 10:55PM

    Hang in there-turtle pace finishes the race! I did hill intervals on the treadmill tonight-I'm beat!


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JENMAGS 2/3/2012 5:32PM

    Haha....yes I have the same problem!! I ran just a little faster last night and I felt it bigtime!!!


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Run #67

Monday, January 30, 2012

Today my first interval was 11 minutes, another small increase. Second interval was 3 minutes, and third interval was 2 minutes. Total run time 16 minutes. I'm improving again slowly. I'll take whatever I can get I guess. It would be nice to pull off a 15 minute interval on Friday. But I am either fighting another cold or allergies are kicking my butt so we'll see what happens. Meantime I huff and puff along. Lately sometimes I wonder if I am running too fast. I have no idea how fast I am running. On my list of things to do is to block out a mile and run it and see what my time is.


Run #66 10 and 5

Friday, January 27, 2012

Today's run was a little tough as I try and get back into it. But I managed a 10 minute interval, and a 5 minute interval. Recovery in between took longer. I gave myself 5 minutes hoping that would help me get a longer second interval, and I think maybe it did. So 15 minutes run time, and 18 minutes of good brisk walking. I may try and get a run in this weekend, maybe Sunday while the guys are painting their guitars. There is a nice bayside walkway over by the shop that would be a nice change of scene.


Run #65 Here we go again

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Today I finally felt well enough to try going for a run. It wasn't actually as bad as I thought it would be, though I have definately suffered a setback from the 2 sedentary weeks of my cold. But I'll lace my shoes up again and keep going, because I haven't hit the target I promised myself yet. I ran an 8 minute interval, which I thought was pretty good all things considered. Then I ran 3 two minute intervals, for a total of 14 minutes running. Boy did I huff and puff on those last intervals. Hard to believe I ever did a 20 minute interval!

I got out for a quick walk on an afternoon break, so total exercise time today is now 47 minutes. And this morning I signed up for my first 5K, the See Jane Run women's event on June 3. Now I have a target to shoot for. I really want to be able to run the whole thing. I already know I could walk it 5x over. I need another mile in addition to building up my time.

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LOOOKINGOOD 1/25/2012 8:29PM

    Way to go!!!! emoticon

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JTAYLOR2011 1/25/2012 7:00PM

    Excellent work! Best wishes and have a blast!

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VICLAF 1/25/2012 6:58PM

    Great job!!

I've been on running break since last Thursday because of chest congestion...I feel real bad about it but I know there is no way I can!

Keep it up!

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