Monday, August 25, 2008

10K Training Week 4

After my great run last Monday, I did not run again until Thursday. Thanks to TS Fay, I had to resort to the treadmill!
2.16 mi / 00:30 (13:54 pace)

This was my first run on a treadmill (at a 1.0 - 1.5 incline). Since wannabe-hurricane Fay decided to over extend her welcome, I had no choice since I haven't run since Monday. It wasn't as bad as I thought, but I really can't imagine running much longer on it. It was extremely boring and monotonous, and I couldn't help but focus on the damn display telling me how long and far I'd run.
On Saturday, I attempted my longest run yet of 5 miles. I finished it, but it was painful:
5.0  mi  /  01:17  (15:25 pace)

This was really tough, even with scheduled walking breaks. I clearly started too fast because of the cool weather, and I lost steam at the end. I was barely jogging during the last mile because I had side stitches on both sides, and every step hurt. I pushed through the pain and finished it with what resembled a running motion as best I could :)
I did not run this morning and rain prevented me from running after work. My plan is to run to work tomorrow morning and have Jason bring my clothes on his bike, then I'll bike home since I had to get a ride from work and leave the bike there today. If that goes well, I may bring extra clothes on my bike on Wednesday, and run to work again on Thursday. On Saturday, we're taking part in the Human Race 10k as a fun training group run.

Since I'm logging & blogging all my runs on the dailymile (which also posts to kitzzyruns on twitter), I'm just going to post a summary each week here unless I have anything significant to say about a particular run or a race report.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I was here :)

You are really an inspiration. I don't think I could do with you do! One of these days I'm actually going to start couch25k

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