Friday, May 22, 2009

Week 3!

Sunday: 7 miles @ 10:46 pace (goal 11:16); included Bay To Breakers spectating.

Tuesday: 7 miles including 5 miles @ 9:44 pace (goal for tempo portion 9:50); I really love the intervals and tempo runs on Tuesdays! I usually don't force myself to run at any speed except "feels comfortable," but when I do it is very enjoyable!

Wednesday: 6 miles @ 10:40 (goal 11:16)

Friday: 16 miles @ 10:58 (goal 11:16); took one 0.1 mi walk break while eating my first blok because I had some side-stitch issues, but after that was able to cut out all of the run-walk-eat-blok walk breaks I'd come to rely on for Big Sur training.

So overall I've been going a little bit faster than the prescribed paces per the plan. Thanks, everyone for all the great advice about my goal and easy paces. I am trying to run more slowly than usual for the sake of my foot right now. I do agree that running all the runs except for Tuesdays at 11:00+ isn't a hot idea. At this point though, I'd rather get to SFM slow than have my foot combust and I don't get to run at all. Once my foot is feeling better I'm going to analyze my old running logs from 2006 when I came close to a sub-2 hour half and see what sorts of paces I was doing back then. I want my easy pace to be in about that range so that I can start dedicating my training to the half after SFM.

11 comments:

Marlene said...

Good job on another week! Glad to hear you're enjoying your speedier Tuesday runs, and not pushing your foot too much on the other days. I hope it starts to feel better soon!

Mica said...

Good runs! Look at you exceeding your goal pace!

It sounds like you have the right mix of ambition and logic for this plan. Hopefully, it pays off and your foot behaves.

Rabbits' Guy said...

Now you are cookin' If the foot holds up I bet you'll have a good run!

X-Country2 said...

Another great week down! Keep up the good work.

RBR said...

Woo hoo! Week 3 in the books! Glad the foot is holding in there!

audgepodge said...

That's so great that you are enjoying your "speedier" runs - great job!

Southbay Girl said...

Fast girl! I hope your foot is feeling better!! There is nothing worse than running in pain!

Alisa said...

You definitely want to take it easy on the foot. I think you have a good mix of tempo runs and slower runs. Really, you're not that far off the prescribed paces. If you're feeling good and comfortable I say don't worry too much about prescribed paces.

aron said...

awesome job on another great week!! sounds like you are doing everything right so far :)

ShirleyPerly said...

Sounds smart to me to play things by ear until the foot is completely healed. A combusted foot would certainly ruin the fun!

Sarah said...

Your pacing makes me jealous. I need to get my butt in the run game! Nice job on Week 3!!