Running Plans

I got cancelled again from work today! Yay!! Since I am a weekender, this is my extra shift so I was first on the list to be cancelled! Guess the unit is still slow!!

I decided to go for a hilly run this morning. There are a lot more hills by my house than at my parents house so I actually ran from home today. I was making up a new route so I wasn’t exactly sure how long it would be. It ended up being 3 miles, so I was happy about that. These hills are killing me!! So here are my stats:

Avg. Pace: 10:11

Mile 1: 10:26

Mile 2: 10:13

Mile 3: 9:54!!

Glad I was able to get below 10:00min/mile pace on that 3rd mile! The past 2 runs I’ve been getting this weird taste in my mouth, kinda tastes like metal. Anyone else ever experience this??

So onto my running plans for this year. I am not currently training for anything right now. I am planning to do the St. Jude Half Marathon here in Memphis at the beginning of December. And as long as everything goes ok with that, I would love to train for a full Spring marathon, probably the Country Music Marathon in Nashville, just because it’s close!! So until then I am just going to continue to build my base. Most importantly I would love to get my long runs back down to a 9:45ish pace. That’s the pace I ran my half in, in 2006. So I know that speed just comes with time so I am hoping by September (when training would start) I am a bit faster. I really have only been back into running for 3 or 4 months since my injury so I feel I’m doing ok! I’m not going to worry too much about extending my long run farther than 6 or 7 miles until training starts. It will be interesting to see how I will work running into my life when I stop working and am in school full time again starting July 13th! I am thinking it will be a lot easier to run more during the week because I won’t be at work for 12 hours, 3 days a week. Right now, there is now way I could run before or after I work 12 hours so that’s 3 days of no running for sure. I would like to be able to run 5 days a week once school starts! So that’s my plan as of now, I’m sure I will throw some 5k’s in there some where!!

What are ya’lls running plans for the rest of the year??


  1. I guess it's kind of a good thing that the HOSPITAL is slow! Ha!
    You're doing awesome - keep up the good work!

  2. You're my running hero, haha!! :)

  3. I love new training plans - sounds like you have some exciting things in the future :)

  4. I used to squeeze out 3-4 miles after 12 hour clinicals, but that was exhausting. As much as I would like four days off per week, it is much easier to run working eight hour shifts. I'm excited for your upcoming running plans...and school too!

    I didn't know you worked in a PICU!! I wanted a job in a PICU sooo bad but I couldn't find one.

    I'm probably going to run a marathon this fall...yet to be determined which one, however!

  5. Sounds like you are doing really good with your running!! Congrats!

  6. Nice job on those negative splits. your good at those. Sounds like you have it all worked out. I don't know what to say about the metal taste. I have never really heard of that before.

  7. Great job on those hills! I know exactly what you mean about them killing you, I live on a hill and surrounded by 5 on my 3 mile run!! They are great for strength training and endurance though :)

    I start school full time in August..its gonna be a jam packed year! My running plans are to JUST RUN, and maybe that trail run I mentioned earlier :)