Monday, February 28, 2011

Week 3 ~ Milestone Maker

Is it me or are the weeks just flying's the last day of February for god sakes.   Martian is going to be here before we know it!!

Tues - 4 miles Easy
Actual -   4 @ 9:28P

It was a pretty decent day with cleared trails and abundant sunshine  I had to slow myself down after the first mile split read 9:07.  4 milers are always tough for me to keep from going all out to get them done.  At least I'm more aware of it now, and am able to focus on enjoying the run instead.

Thurs - 5 mile Tempo
Actual - 5 mile @ 8:44P

This tempo went way better than last week.  I was more consistent with my middle three splits with 8:13, 8:12, 8:22.  I really felt focused and strong.  Everything from my breathing to my posture felt more relaxed.

Saturday - 10 Miles Easy
Actual - 10.02 Miles @ 9:06

Feels great to be back in the double digits, the last one being Jan 8th.  This was by far my best long run EVER!  Even though I was less than excited about my frozen eye lashes and the thick layer of slushy snow stuck to my Smartwool shirt, I lost myself in the run focusing on positive affirmations and other inspirations.  It really was an amazing experience!

Sunday - Recovery Run
Actually - 3.63 @ 10:21P

I met up with Morgan for this one.  We were both in pretty bad shape.  She had her infamous pimp-limp, as she calls it, and I my quads that cursed me each an every step.  It's my own fault really.  I was in such a hurry to get out of the house following my long run that I didn't stretch for a single minute....nor did I after this run either...Oops.   I did follow it up with the best bagel sandwich with avocado, tomatoes, eggs, and monterrey jack cheese though  Can I just say....TO-DIE-FOR! 

Weekly Total:  22.57 Miles

So not only did I hit double digits again for my long run, but it was also my highest mileage week to date.  Add to that my most miles ran in a month....during the shortest month of the year, and I'd say I'm finally getting somewhere!!  Woooohooo!   I'm feeling really good with how things are going!!!

5 More Weeks....Eek!!


Jen B.

P.S.  Isn't reaching new milestones the best feeling ever???


  1. YES, I love those milestones! Congrats on the big week and strong runs!

    MMMM that bagel sounds heavenly!!!

  2. Congrats on the Monumental Mileage Moment this week girl! So proud of you! 20+ mile week, back to double digits and only 5 more weeks to go! AHHH!!!

    Thanks again (for the millionth time) for slogging through that awful recovery run with me! LOL! :)