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Onward Bound

Sometimes life is tough. Sometimes life is awesome. Sometimes it a little bit of both. Either way, you have to keep going. I'll be running, laughing, crying and sharing it all here.

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    Saturday, July 01, 2006

    Two runs one post

    It's all about efficiency, you know? I logged 8 miles this work week and interestingly while both of my 4 mile runs were done on a treadmill (sorry, but it's been a heatwave this week and I'm a weenie), they were totally different beasts.
    Wednesday: First half mile, ok. Mile .5-4. I wanted to die. Seriously. I thought I would never survive. I wanted to stop every minute. To compromise I slowed the treadmill down from 5.4 (11.06 minute miles) to 5.2 (11:30) And even then, I had to take a walking break at mile 2. I don't know what happened there, but it was not pretty.

    Friday: Miles 0-4, awesome. Started out at 5.4, up to 5.6 ended at 5.8!

    It just goes to show you that there are factors beyond temperature, setting, surface and speed that factor into our runs. I don't know what those variables were on Wednesday for me, I can only guess. But, I do know that I'm hoping for more Fridays than Wednesdays in my future. A six miler is on the books for Sunday.

    1 Comments:

    At 8:32 PM, July 02, 2006, Blogger runnergirl said...

    Here's to a training season full of Friday runs! Isn't weird how the runs can be so totally different, but all the factors seem the same. I find that very frustrating.

     

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