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Progressive run

Saturday, March 23, 2013

I had a good run on the treadmill at the Y this morning. I have been doing a lot of distance but not much speed work, so I thought I should work on speed a bit today. I did 5 miles, staring at an 8:30 pace for the first mile, then sped up each half mile after that. My half mile was at a 7:30 pace. I finished the 5 miles in 41 min, then cooled down on the treadmill by walking another mile, in 15 min. It was good to work at cranking up the speed as the run progressed, my last race I ran out of steam at the end!

After that, I checked the kids out of child watch, got them changed and we swam in the family pool, which was a good way to relax after a good run.

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    Sounds awesome! I love a swim after running but I only get to do that in the summer when I run at the nearby State Park. Oh, summer........and swimming.

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CASEYSAUER 3/25/2013 7:03AM

    emoticon Sounds like a fun time was had by the entire family!

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DAPHNE_RUNS 3/24/2013 4:56PM

    Wow, you got in a great workout, and also a little family time too! It is nice to mix up your workouts and challenge yourself.

Keep making it your pace!

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BIGPAWSUP 3/24/2013 1:21PM


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NATPLUMMER 3/24/2013 10:13AM


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DOUGDC 3/24/2013 9:43AM

    Great plan!

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FITFOODIE806 3/24/2013 9:26AM

    I did the same thing yesterday, but with 2 kids. :) I run ladders on the treadmill: go up .2-.5 every minute. Start at 6 and work way up to 9 and back down. Repeat 3 times. It's fun to constant,y keep changing. Ad it's amazing how easy 8.0 feels on the climb down! I also vary the incline a lot.

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JESSIKA_56 3/24/2013 9:10AM

    Way to go! You are a really fast runner!

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KRISZTA11 3/24/2013 6:12AM

    Wow, that was a speedy run, congrats!
: )

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KA_JUN 3/23/2013 11:12PM

    Nice! A run and family swim, win!

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WILSONWR 3/23/2013 11:05PM

    Your times are amazing. Way to go!

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SPUNKYDUCKY 3/23/2013 10:40PM

    Killer run! You did 5 miles in slightly more time than it takes me to do a 5K! Sounds like a great training session!

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JEN-MN 3/23/2013 10:16PM

    Nice work Paul!

On my own *completely pales by comparison, but it's all relative* jog today, just as I was about to walk it off a bit, I thought, "nope, run to that next telephone pole," and I upped my pace, made it to the pole and decided to pick a new target, then another. It felt great!

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JULIA_RUN2SMILE 3/23/2013 10:09PM

    I read somewhere... To race faster, you have to run faster!!! And the best way to do it is by doing shorter runs, faster! Good for you.

Have a great weekend

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WINDSURFNERD 3/23/2013 9:21PM

    You rock! It's fun to run fast, isn't it?

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KELLIEBEAN 3/23/2013 8:49PM

    A great day for you and the kids. Excellent training!

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KAPELAKIN 3/23/2013 7:56PM

    Sounds like a great run! I did my first progressive run the other day, and it was tough work but great training!

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VISUALLYRICS 3/23/2013 7:44PM

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ROXYZMOM 3/23/2013 7:41PM

    That is fast!

I miss the days when my kids were little and we hung out at the pool.

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KANDOLAKER 3/23/2013 7:36PM

    You Rock! Excellent job!

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SLENDERELLA61 3/23/2013 7:31PM

    Smart training run. Impressive pace, too!! I enjoy our Y and Child Watch here, too. -Marsha

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BROOKLYN_BORN 3/23/2013 7:15PM

    That's also good training for negative splits - finish stronger than you started. I like how you incorporate physical activity into family time.

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