Thursday, February 9, 2012

Tempo Run

   So I decided to try the tempo run I had on tap for yesterday. A 1.5 mile warm-up followed by 4 miles @ 10K pace (7.5mph or 8's) followed by a 1.5 mile cool down.
   I have been Doctoring Sandy best I can and when I saw she was going to fall asleep I thought it would be a good time to hit the 'mill. Btw, thanks for your concern for Sandy.
  Well, I did the run! I made it and funny thing is I actually felt pretty good and strong during the work-out. It was around 3.4 miles into the tempo run I noticed I was starting to work. I started sucking air a bit...not bad though...manageable if you know what I mean, the legs never really felt lactate acid build up, so again I continue to get positive results!
  The best result is when I weighed in today- I hit 172!!! I have achieved my goal of 14 pounds off....however I still believe I will lose around 7 more to a svelte racing weight of 165!! Wouldn't that be cool!
  Tomorrow is going to be a recovery or base pace run....depends on how I feel, then Saturday will be 1K repeats at 3K pace. Totals for today: 7 miles in 1:04:05. Peace!


Marlene said...

Sorry to hear that Sandy was in the hospital again, but glad she is home and doing better now.

Nice job on the tempo run and congratulations on reaching 172!!

Johann said...

Another good run. Your training is paying off for sure. All the best to Sandy.


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