Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Tempo Tuesday!

I woke up late this morning and didn't really want to run...10am is not morning running!! I need to get my butt out of bed earlier before it gets hot outside. Next week I start my "full time", "real life" job so I will be getting up early every morning to run.

Today was a tempo run but it has been hard to find good routes to run here at Brian's house. I ended up doing a smaller loop twice for a total of 5.24 miles with 4.15 miles at a tempo pace of 7:48 m/m. My legs took some time to warm up but once I got going I was going good. My quads have been feeling very tired since the race and the long run this weekend.

Tomorrow is a track day again and then I will rest my little legs on Thursday!

Anyway, I have errands to run. Check out the Happy Runners Blog for a great giveaway!! Happy Tuesday!

20 comments:

Girl on Top said...

I have my tempo planned for tomorrow. Hope I will wake up in time!

Glenn Jones said...

Thanks for your words of encouragement about my marathon J! Yeah - I decided on it despite my wife's naysaying. I've only run one before, was woefully undertrainined. I have a score to settle with the marathon Gods....

After this one - who knows?

Marlene said...

Great job on the tempo run! It's definitely getting too hot to be running in the middle of the day. Have fun at the track tomorrow!

teacherwoman said...

Great work! Enjoy the track!

Kim said...

Enjoy your no 'real life, full time' while it lasts. Cute profile pic.

J.J. said...

I assume track day is when you go up to the track and run. Do you run there for accurate timing? intervals? because it is a good place to run?
I sooo wish I could get up to the track and run...but frankly I am just happy to run anywhere!!!

Lacey Nicole said...

you are dong a great job with more mileage and faster-farther running! back to back tempo and track! go get 'em! :) good luck with your 5x8!

The Happy Runner said...

Thanks for the link!

That's a terrific tempo run. I can't wait to see how you do in the boilermaker! Great, I'm sure.

N.D. said...

it is hard to get up early, but you are the morning runner!

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

You are doing great my speedy friend. Once M day is over I think I want to focus on speedy 5K :(

Nicole said...

ahh so speeedy! you start your first big girl job next week! i'm so happy for you-- hopefully i can have a big girl job in the next couple years.. that is if i can figure out what i wanna do with my life... besides be a bum hahaha!

great workout! um waking up early and i dont get along-- i can get up at 9:30.. is that early? HAHA! NO

The Laminator said...

Do you do a recovery run post-race? If not, your fast-twitch fibers will be a bit sore when you're doing tempo runs the workout right after a race.

Either way, good work out there.

Heather C said...

Ooh are you excited to start your job??? That's a huge step - what will you be doing??

great paces! I really to get a tempo run in, I miss them!

Re; your comment on TT - I love that you "tried" sangria for the first time! I LOVE that stuff! :) yummm

I Run for Fun said...

Great tempo run! You're right...10 am in summer is NOT morning!

Jamie said...

enjoy the last week off before the real world happens ;) nice job on your tempo!

Jeri said...

Great tempo pace J! :) 10am is still morning in my book, but def doesn't feel that way. Lately 5-5:30am doesn't even feel like morning b/c it's already so darn hot and humid. Good luck on the track!

X-Country2 said...

Great tempo run! Speedy speedy. Good luck getting up in the mroning.

HEATHER said...

awesome pace!! great job!

Glenn Jones said...

J - two things we don't have here in Sothern California that begin with "B"s - "b"oilers and "b"asements to put them in!

Julia said...

Hi, I just came across your blog; I'm in the same shoes too; just graduated college and starting working and running races! I'm excited to read more! :)