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??
Posted in: on Tuesday, June 9, 2009 at at 12:11 PM