9/1 Tempo Run
Cool day, running solo on the trail near work.
My FIRST ever attempt at a Tempo run (Rookie, I know)..McMillan says that my Tempo pace should be 7:29-7:48…but I am trying to get a FAST 5K on September 19th which gives me 18 days to connect with my inner Gazzelle. The run started off poorly, my Ipod Shuffle is MIA…have looked EVERYWHERE. UGH!! Thankfully my Zen-Runner Co-worker was not using her Ipod Touch and let me borrow…she has GREAT music!! My Nike phone arm band fit the Ipod perfectly and I was OFF..
I set out for a 40 minute tempo run, I decided to run a slow first mile, fast 2nd and 3rd, and cool down 4th and 5th.
- Mile 1- 7:56
Oops this was supposed to be a slow warm-up.
- Mile 2- 6:52
First FAST mile. My body loved the speed for about 1/2 mile, then got mad at me for holding it and responded with a KILLER side ache.
- Mile 3- 7:29
The side ache continued as I ran over the train tracks where I ALWAYS lose Garmin. My pace was a bit slower due to the turn and the loss of signal.
- Mile 4- 8:59
When I got to 3.1 I SLOWED and settled into a relaxing run back.
- Mile 5- 8:50
Sped back up at the end TRYING to get a sub 8 minute 5 miler.
First Tempo run I did OK.. I need to run the first mile slower and keep my speed in the middle. From this run I am VERY curious if I can get sub 7 minute miles for 3.1 miles?? Muscle Man and I ran a lot this weekend, below are our stats..STATS for Family runs:
Rainy run with fussy boys. Started FAST the first mile then faded. I pushed for a few miles because Muscle Man had tight legs from lifting.
Pushing only Easton, we were supposed to do 6 miles...it didn't happen. I planned to drop them off and head back out but will make up the 6 miles solo this week. Still getting hubby in running shape, he is getting WAY better.
Misty day, perfect temperature for a RUN. The boys were great and Muscle Man was pushing had to get a 3 mile PR. Great training run, he is going to FLY when he does not have 80lbs of kiddo to heave around.
Why do I look so crazy you ask? Because I am sporting my $3 Garage sale finds. The tights are Brooks and nearly NEW- $1, retail around $50. The top is Nike $1, bummer the top is a bit tight and rode up on the run, so I may see if it fits Blaine (Compression Top= Toddler Track Cool). And the beanie just in time for FALL Running!!!
This Brooks hat is still for sale at Fleet Feet for $18.. SCORE!! I know some people may be a little grossed out by second hand gear but really once you wash it is HOT a few times it is all yours... and put it this way, if you opt to throw it off in a race you are not out a bunch of money (I am talking about the Hat of course).
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