This morning I woke up at 6 am and headed out for a 5 mile pace run!!! Today is the beginning of our so called vacation! I wanted to start it off with a good run! The weather was decent 69 degrees and 90% humidity!! I ran 5 miles with an average pace of 8:42. I felt really good running! On my program I was suppose to run 5 miles at race pace. So if I want to run my marathon in 4 hours, I need to run a 9:09 pace. So I ran 8:42 pace and was not really that tired!! So am wondering if I should go faster on my pace runs. I thought pace runs were supppose to be really challenging. I don't know I'll just keep running.
After my run my hubby and our nephew wanted to go mountain biking. So being an overachiever like I am I said yes!! So we headed to Erwin Park in McKinney and rode a 8 mile mountain bike loop! These running legs are not use to mountain biking! I haven't biked since last summer! Mountain biking is a really good muscle builder! I think I'd you were to do that 2-3 times a week you would be really strong!! So now after all that I'm tired. We are leaving in about two hours for Great Wolf Lodge!! Nice rest and relaxation!!!
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Today I decided to take peanut for a run in the stroller. It has been a while since I ran with the stroller. Let's just say that I didn't miss it at all. We ran before lunch and the temperature was only 74 degrees but it felt like 90. Running today made me realize that training through the summer was going to be tough. We ran 4.5 miles at an average of 9 min pace. I read a blog the other day that said "I consider myself a badass because I pass people while running with my jogging stroller." I have to totally agree with her she is a badass. Running with a stroller is hard especially when your kid weights 32 lbs plus the weight of the stroller. If I ran with the stroller all the time I would feel light as a feather when running without it. I lookup to all the moms that run with their stroller. That's hardcore running.
Saturday, May 14, 2011
WHAT: Test Yourself 5K & Family Fun Run (1K)
WHEN: Saturday, May 14, 2011
WHERE: The Shops at Legacy in Plano, Texas
WHY: Because Running for Charity is Cool!
BENEFITING: The Jim Utley Foundation
Today was my second 5 k. The weather was great. It actually started out pretty chilly at 49 degrees! I met two of my friends there to run the race! The first half of the course was pretty flat. The second portion was hilly and against the wind. At about 2.6 I was ready to be done. We were all hoping for a PR! What a PR day it was!! I finished in 23:20. I ended up getting first in my age category and 36 overall out of 385. My goal for today was to run it in 23:45! It feels really good when you accomplish what you set out to do!! My friend also got first in her age category! It was a great day, ran a good race and donated money to a good charity!! Life is good!!
Friday, May 6, 2011
This morning i meet with the running club for speed training. We started off with a one mile warm up then started our sprints. We did 400 m relays. One of guys and i would take turns running a 400 m lap. We would rest while the other one ran. We did 10 sprints and then did a half mile cool down. Running sprints are tough. I definitely don't look forward to speed training friday. I hung in the with all the guys and did pretty good. We ran a total of 4 miles in 29 mins. This week was the first of 8 weeks of training to get ready a race in July. The race is Too Hot to Handle 5k or 15k. I didn't have anything on the calendar in July so I guess I will be doing this race now. I have never ran a 15 k before so it will be fun to try something new. The weather this morning was great 56 degrees, no wind, and low humidity. It could stay this temperature for ever and I would never complain.
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
This past Saturday I ran the Thrill of the Grill 5K in plano. One of my friends was running the race so I decided to join up. This was my first 5K race to do. So I was excited to finally do one. Running a fast 5K is just as hard to me as running 20 miles!!! Racing is definately addictive, because know I want to keep getting PR's on 5Ks. I ran it in 23:58. The only other time I have ran an exact 5K distance, I ran it in 24:40. So I guess I made my PR. I finished 5th out of 98 in my age category and 96th out of 1358. Not to bad for my first 5K. I look forward to my next race.
After the race they provided a full breakfast and live band. At 11 they were having a BBQ cook off. I was already at home when they started that. There was a lot of people there but overall it was a good race.