Monday, January 9, 2012

Long/MP

   Today I decided to go to 12 miles. Once I get to this distance I can start increasing every other week to a "real" long run (anything over 17 miles).
  By 7 minutes I was to 6.3mph. I increased every 7 minutes by .1mph to 28 minutes, by then I was at MP (marathon pace, 1 degree incline, 6.6mph).
  I held this for 49 minutes to 77 minutes, then I upped to 6.7 for 14 minutes taking me to 91 minutes, back down to 6.6 for 14 minutes taking me to 105 minutes, then finished at 6.7mph.  I did the 12 miles in 1:50:50. This figures to a 9:14 per/mile pace. Of course this is on a treadmill and is much easier than the roads. I must continually remind myself of my objective-gaining a new weight level! I want to shed pounds and I am doing it! I am a solid 9 pounds down and counting, especially after burning nearly 2000 calories today!
  Sandy picked a shirt out for me to wear yesterday to church; she said to "show off my new skinniness". I like that word skinniness! Today I really felt like my old runner self. Clicking along at a steady pace, knocking off the miles, experiencing the zone. I do long for the roads but I must hold to my plan.....shed fat...shed fat...skinny...skinny...
  Then just maybe I will run the roads again! Peace!

4 comments:

Johann said...

Wow, that is a great run, well done! Congrats on the weight loss! You are doing really well.

Marlene said...

You must be feeling great! Excellent work, keep it up!

I think you should post some 'before/after' photos for us!

Tina @GottaRunNow said...

With all of that MP running, you're bound to meet your goal soon!

Jill said...

It's amazing what a few lbs can do to the running legs, makes us so much speedier! You're doing fantastic Mark, keep it up! :)

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