6'0 Tall wife to Muscle Man, mother of 3, full time career woman, with an addiction to running wherever her size 10's will take her.

Monday, June 21, 2010

FAST Father

On the flip side of Marathon training and running, NEXT WEEK!! I am very excited to work on speed work, muscle building and shorter Races. Muscle Man has been running 4 days a week to be my pacer. Yesterday we set out in the RAIN for a family run. I tested my new video camera and need some PRACTICE. When we got to the track we let the Little Studs play in the puddles and kick the soccer ball. Then hubby wanted to RUN and RUN FAST!

His goal? To run a sub 7 minute mile while pushing 85++ pounds of kids around a track. No Small feat. So off we went. The pace felt uncomfortable, I have not done speedwork in weeks. I was breathing hard and my legs felt heavy. One lap down and we were behind pace by 3 seconds, UGH! The second lap I was holding strong, starting to hit my stride, we hit the lap and were 4 second behind pace. The third lap we were both breathing hard and the Little Studs started to fuss, still 4 seconds behind. LAST LAP, I knew I needed to kick it up if we were going to get a sub 7 minute mile, so I sped up. I thought "I hope this does not make him want to slow, but I am pretty sure it will make him want to go faster."

How do I hold this pace for 3.1 wowzers, I am going to need some work before my next 5K. I SPRINTED to the finish and was at 6:57, hubby finished at 6:59. But when I plugged in my Garmin it said 6:38, WHAT? I am going with that.

We ended up with over 3.1 miles of Family time and speedwork. I bought Muscle Man a red shirt so we can match at our next race. This Summer is going to be a BLAST with my speedy hubby. I cant imagine how fast he will be when he is not pushing the jogger... GULP!

HAPPY MONDAY!

21 comments:

Melissa said...

omg! That's freaking fast!

My Garmin is currently out of commission. I need to mail it off today.

Tricia said...

awesome!

marathonmaiden said...

that's soooooooooo fast! great running :)

TNTcoach Ken said...

Great inexpensive family time!

Molly said...

that's amazing how fast he is, with the stroller to boot!

Jen said...

That is one speedy mile... great job.

X-Country2 said...

Guess that's why you call him muscle man. :o)

Suzy said...

I love it when the guys push the joggers! Congrats to Muscle Man on the speedy time with your boys.

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

That is AMAZING! I need to get my hubby to speed up so that he can be my pacer!

Zoƫ said...

I'm jealous that you can run with your hubs...mine is AWFUL at pace. But of course, even though I know more about running than him, he still doesn't listen. :P

FAST TALL PARENTS!

OrangeBlossom said...

That is amazing!

J said...

Can't imagine pushing a jogger and running that fast!! Great job to the both of you!

Marlene said...

WOW, way to go Muscle Man and family!!!

5 Miles 2 Empty said...

Um, that is crazy sick fast WITH a stroller! I'm pretty sure he might just leave you in the dust without it?? Now, I am pretty sure that you MUST have the best jogging stroller in the WORLD because my cheapo $100 one from Dicks Sporting Goods would had just plane and simply disentegrated. You must have a BOB. If I ever find myself needing a new jogging stroller I must have a top-o-the line. =)

Great job! Fast Mile, Mel!! Now just hold that for 26.2! HE he!

Lindsey and Thomas said...

I want to run an under 21 minute 5K too. Ever since I saw one of the Biggest Loser contestants Daris run it in that time.

MJ said...

wow! you're fast!

Her Name is Rio said...

All I can say is...wow!

H Love said...

so cool! love the matching shirts.

Running Diva Mom said...

I always enjoy reading about your family runs -- LOVE IT!

Cynthia O'H said...

Impressive. I can't get below 7:30 with only 40 pounds of child. Now, rest!

Kate said...

Wow! I'm still killing myself to run an 8:45 mile. You guys rock. :)