Monday, May 17, 2010

Running into the Wind

Just like Lacey, Saturday was my track day!

I was determined to do mile repeats!  I haven't run mile repeats since pre-season basketball in college so I was a little nervous.  Brian came with me to the track to be my timer!

It was super windy on Saturday which made running a challenge.  I managed to get two mile repeats done before calling it quits.  The goal was to average between 6:32-6:44 miles with 1:38-1:41 400m splits.

Mile 1: 6:33
Mile 2: 6:38

My first 400m was consistently too fast which made the final 400m hurt a lot!  I didn't do any recovery jogs between mile 1&2, just waited about 4 minutes and then started up again.  My legs felt good it was just the darn wind that made this workout hard.  I hope to get back into some longer interval workouts like I was doing before.

Sunday I went out for a run since it was beautiful outside!  My legs were not tired from the day before and I ran 4.6 miles at 7:40min/mile pace.  I paid for running that fast later when Brian and I went to a local festival and walked around for a good two hours!

Tonight I am headed to a much needed yoga session at the gym!  Hope you had a great weekend!! 

14 comments:

Kim said...

Great job!! I have repeats on the schedule in a few weeks for the first time since 2008, so I'm nervous, too!!

Christy said...

Good job with your mile repeats! Those are on my schedule for the summer! And thanks for your comment!!

Lindsay said...

GREAT job!!! I am not a fan of the wind.

aron said...

NICE job!!! i hate hate hate the wind!

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

Sooo speedy!! What are you training for?? Super fast 5K?

marathonmaiden said...

yay mile repeats. except probably not yay when you're actually doing them haha. you are soooo speedy :) enjoy yoga tonight!

Lacey Nicole said...

hehehe... track day!! you were faster than your goal woo woo! so glad brian came to be your timer :) that's the best. support crew! way to go on your miles fo'shizzzzle! :)

festival sounds fun, too!! :) happy monday! enjoy yoga!

Aneta said...

great job! mile repeats scare me!
i do 0.5 repeats and they kill me!

hope u have a great week! :)

runnernic.com said...

way to go girl!

i hate running in the wind too but you nailed that workout! :)

Marlene said...

Great job on the speedy miles!

Suzy said...

Great job on the mile repeats, Speedy!

MCM Mama said...

Nicely done! I hope to be speedy some day!

Candice @ I Have Run said...

Wow, you are one speedy girl, on and off the track.

Hope yoga was great!!

Jeri said...

whooooooooooooooa I'd be stoked with ONE mile at that time. daaaaaaaaang. great job!! :)