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  • bqx40 12:02 pm on September 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply
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    Nice progressive pace run on a double-run day #twit2fit #running 

    One pitfall that I’ve fallen into is not being able to push the pace as necessary on my runs.  The beauty of this run is that it was both the second run of the day and got me to 25 miles in two days:

    • The first mile went off at a nice, steady, 9 minute pace.
    • The second mile was a nice, comfortable, easy stride–8:18.
    • Miles 3 and 4 I pushed the pace a little–8:01 and 7:51.
    • The final mile I pushed for a 6:30 pace and was on track for at least 6:40 when my cough reared its ugly head.  I broke stride and jogged out the remainder of the mile for a 6:54 pace.
    • The last 0.7 mile was a recovery jog at a nice 8:21 pace still.

    I don’t know that I’ve ever run a sub-7 mile before without being in an actual race or on the treadmill.  I just haven’t had the will to push the pace that much on my own.  Today was a small breakthrough.

    RunningAHEAD – Strings_n_88keys’s log: View Workout.

  • bqx40 8:23 am on September 28, 2009 Permalink | Reply

    I get more miles in before sun up than most people get all week #running #twit2fit 

    I ran 12 miles (just below 10-minute pace), mostly in the dark, on a clear morning in Fern Creek this morning.  When away from main roads, I could clearly see more stars in the sky than I ever did growing up in my old neighborhood.  The sun came up by mile 10.

    The wind was brisk for the first four miles, the pace sluggish from Saturday’s long run, my throat dehydrated from the remains of a sinus infection turned hacking cough.  All things considered, a good run:

    Continuing with the direction begun on Saturday’s 22-miler, I decided that running outside was going to be my best option for getting my miles in today, and for staying healthy the rest of the week:

    • No treadmill means no artificially forced pace, too fast or slow.
    • No treadmill means the inclines are realistic.
    • No treadmill means I don’t have to rush through my workout because I’m watching the clock or trying to finish before the toddler wakes up.

    RunningAHEAD – Strings_n_88keys’s log: View Workout.

  • bqx40 6:55 pm on September 27, 2009 Permalink | Reply  

    Five *5s* #running #twit2fit 

    I’ve logged 5555.5 running [and run-walking] miles since I started In April 2007.

    I also completed my second 70-mile week ever this week, roughly 8 weeks after my first.

    Tons of mileage volume, but how to turn it into marathon-distance speed is the question I’m struggling with now.


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