Wednesday, May 28, 2008


Today's run was great! I was up by 6 a.m. and out the door shortly after 6:30 a.m. Surprisingly, I was not sore yesterday from Monday's run; so that pace was not too far off. I ran alone this morning (Jason doesn't get up this early), so I started off a bit slower, but I wanted to push myself a little bit to see what I could do on my own--but not too much.

I ran 2.26 miles in 31 minutes at an average pace of 13:43. Below are my splits from today compared to the ones from Monday.

Avg Pace13:4313:09
Mile 1 Pace14:1612:44
Mile 2 Pace13:2813:41
Pace to Finish

I like this much better than Monday's where I started so fast that I finished the first mile in 12:44 but that made the entire run more difficult. This pace, with a slow start and the gradual constant increase, worked much better and my pace was not affected that much. I also ran stitch free!! Except for having to wake up so damn early, I really enjoy morning runs much better.

I only have 1 more run on Friday before graduation! But, as someone else's put it in their blog, that is for the GED version =P I can run 30 minutes straight as the program prescribes, but not 3 miles (though I haven't tried but I am not going to push myself that much that fast). I plan to continue increasing the distance by 1/4 mile each week until my next 5k on 6/14 where I plan to run the entire thing. That will be my graduation ceremony :)


Girl with a Problem said...

Look at you go girl! Last week you were worrying when you would be able to run 2 miles straight, and now you're all casual about running the 2.26 or 2.35 like it's no big deal. I would say that is a graduation in itself.

Congrats on your stellar progress!

Kitzzy said...

*LOL* Yeah, you are right. I think reaching that 2 mile mark was the boost I needed. Running the 2.31 miles and that pace on Monday was rough, but that's because I brought the BF along and he runs faster so I had to struggle, but that helped so much too because it showed me that I could do more if I pushed it a bit. I am going to try to drag him with me about once a week or so to give myself that extra push once in a while.

Thanks for stopping by and the accolades.

Anonymous said...

Way to go! running 2.31 is absolutely awesome! Have a great week!

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