Friday, February 19, 2010

TGIF!

Two posts in one day? Tall Mom must be rubbing off on me.

Make sure you check out my Red Mittens Giveaway posted earlier this morning.

Just thought I would post a quick recap of yesterday's tempo run. I took the lead starting our tempo portion after a 4K warm-up. We were scheduled for a 3K tempo, but I had hoped to increase to 4 like last week. A guy from my pace group came up from behind on the second kilometre so naturally, I had to keep up. This led to a faster split than planned and realized I wouldn't be able to hang on for 2 more. My legs were still feeling Tuesday's intervals and I was having some tummy troubles. I decided to stop after the 3rd, so I gave it my all for that final kilometre... and don't worry, I ended up passing that guy who had pulled ahead. :)

Splits were: 4:56 (this feels good), 4:51 (oops, too fast), 4:40 (!%$*&^#%!).

After a run like last night, I find it hard to believe that I ever ran a 22:36 5K (4:31 pace). Juliana is right that there is much to be said for race day adrenaline.

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I'll be running a marathon this weekend... okay, not really, but I do intend to run the marathon distance over Saturday (15K/9.3mi) and Sunday 27K/16.7mi). I better not forget to add the 0.2!

On Saturday night a few of us are getting together for some drinks at Juliana's - hmmm, a different form of carbo loading??

Have a great weekend!



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23 comments:

Jocelyn said...

Look at you speedy mc speederson! Great splits on your tempo run. Have an awesome "marathon" this weekend.
PS I want those MITTENS!!

Melanie said...

Oh I like the idea of running a Marathon over the weekend.. Hmmm wonder if my legs could handl 15, 11.2 and 2 hours of volleyball?? May be pushing it.

You know I could post 3 times a day....but I dont :)

Aneta said...

an impromptu marathon! cool!!! that will be fun. and we are supposed to have really nice weather out there this weekend, so yay!! im hoping for a long run also. we shall see.

enjoy ur night out with ur friends. carbo loading ideas....how about some tacos or nachos or some quesadillas. or home about some mashed potatos and pork chops. Or sandwiches!!!

its almost lunch time, isnt it? im hungry! haha. have a great weekend!

Aneta said...

an impromptu marathon! cool!!! that will be fun. and we are supposed to have really nice weather out there this weekend, so yay!! im hoping for a long run also. we shall see.

enjoy ur night out with ur friends. carbo loading ideas....how about some tacos or nachos or some quesadillas. or home about some mashed potatos and pork chops. Or sandwiches!!!

its almost lunch time, isnt it? im hungry! haha. have a great weekend!

teacherwoman said...

The mittens are really cute, but I think I will have to pass! ;)

Jess said...

You are a speedy one! Enjoy your "marathon" this weekend!

Amanda said...

Have a great weekend, enjoy the miles and beverages!

aron said...

yay have a great weekend girlie!

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

Lordy it was because I was signed into Gmail.. Think I am going to scrap Gmail, drives me CRAZY!

Momma Twitch said...

Looks like you'll bee having a fun weekend! Enjoy yourself. :)

Robyn said...
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wannabewriterrunner said...

You're so fast!! Enjoy the post-run drinks.

Lacey Nicole said...

good luck this weekend with all your running!!!!

i totally hear you on speed days-- sometimes we are on, sometimes not, and race days are an animal all of their own :) way to push for your repeats.

happy friday!!!!!

Rio said...

That is amazingly fast! Great speedwork and enjoy your weekend!

MCM Mama said...

Drinking is definitely carbo loading. Some of my best short runs have been with hangovers. Not sure that would work with a long run though LOL.

Anne said...

Wow!! Those are really fast times, I am super impressed!
Have fun this weekend :)

ajh said...

Just started following your blog although I have checked it out before. Looking forward to it!

Toni said...

Great job on your run! Have fun this weekend with your marathon.

Meg said...

The carbo loading with friends sounds fun! Happy Friday.

Laura said...

Geez...amazing times! Enjoy the carb loading..I bought a new bottle of wine to try out Sunday night to ease the pain of the day's long run.

J said...

Great job on that tempo run! Just wait till its not freezing out and I am sure you will be running even faster! Hope the runs went well this weekend!

Denise said...

speedy!! nice work! hope that carbo loading went well, those are the good carbs!

prashant said...

I like the idea of running a Marathon over the weekend..

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