Friday, November 4, 2016

Training Run

Distance: 4 miles
Time: 35:23
Pace: 8:50 min/mi

Comments: With the stated intention of getting three runs in during the work week I once again found myself having to put in the Friday afternoon effort. This worked out pretty well since the cold front came through yesterday. While temperatures aren't yet ideal, they are certainly better.

Anyhow, I just planned to get a solid effort in but found myself with a pretty good pace as I neared the end of the first mile. I was able to slip in under the nine minute mark. After that I just tried to keep that goal for the next mile. And, surprisingly, was successful the rest of the way.

It is the fastest I've run a workout since March, a full nine months ago. And the first "four run" week since January. Not bad for this week's work.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Training Run

Distance: 4 miles
Time: 38:06
Pace: 9:31 min/mi

Comments:Between the lack of time and tightness in my calves I didn't do a run this morning. But my legs felt better later and I decided to get one in after work. It is still unseasonably warm and scattered storms guaranteed high humidity.

It was not pleasant.

But I did pretty good despite it all. My first mile was nearing the nine minute mark but my last one was just as close to the ten minute mark. Still, the overall pace was a lot better than the last few runs. That's encouraging. Tomorrow is a travel day so I'll try and get the next one in Friday.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Training Run

Distance: 4 miles
Time: 40:39
Pace: 10:09 min/mi

Comments: I couldn't get a run in yesterday morning and considered an afternoon effort. But with the residual tiredness from the long run and unusually warm temperature, I decided to err on the side of caution. Given the struggle I had today with the warm morning and tired legs, that was probably the correct choice. I started out OK despite feeling less than at my peak but I slowed down a lot on the back half of this one. And the whole run felt like the slog it was. Here's hoping things are better the next outing.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Long Run

Distance: 6 miles
Time: 1:00:59
Pace: 10:09 min/ mi

Comments: The target for this run was one hour and I got one hour. Six miles put me almost exactly a minute over the goal duration.

This wasn't a phenomenal performance by any means. I found myself slogging more than expected and dragging my feet was a real problem. Some woman passed me twice on the course. Which helped a bit, actually, by making me focus a bit more.

In the final analysis, there were three miles were well over the ten-minute mark and none of them were faster than 9:45. I did do a burst at the end to get the final mile under the 10 minute mark and it didn't suck too much.