Friday, August 17, 2012
16 Mile Run Can Go On!
Today (Friday)- 16 mile run on the treadmill. I almost didn't start! When I turned on the computer so that I could watch recorded TV shows, the computer wasn't working right. I tried my broken Ipod, but it was really dead. I had no TV show, no music. How could I run?!
It was very early. The rest of the house was dark, but I stood at our bedroom door and whispered to tech support, "Are you awake?"
He was awake and he fixed the problem right away! Tech support 24 hours a day! The run would go on!
Mile 13 was a fun mile. To speed up in my 13th mile would have been impossible outside in the humidity. After today's run, I felt better than I did yesterday when I ran only 6 easy miles outside. It's the humidity. It exhausts me.
Here's what I did (after eating a banana):
Miles 1-4: Worked up to 9:34/mi pace. 4 Gu chomps (yum, strawberry)
Miles 5-8: 9:17/mi pace. Powerbar gel
Miles 9-12: 9:01/mi pace. Powerbar gel
Miles 13-15: 8:45/mi pace.
Mile 16: Cooled down at 9:17/mi pace.
Previous workouts from this week:
Monday- 11 mile run with 6 on the treadmill. Hills at a 5-9 % incline (steeper than last week!). Powered by pretzels and raisins.
Tuesday- Strength training and 6 mile run outside.
Wednesday- 10 mile run. On the treadmill, I warmed up for 2 miles and then ran 3 miles at mostly 9:01/mile pace (about goal marathon pace). I ate 1/2 a banana and pretzels during this part of the run and then I went outside for 5 miles with an average pace of 11:20.
Thursday- Strength training and 6 mile run.