05 February 2010

Tempo Friday

Distance: 7 miles
Time: 51:04
Avg Pace: 7:17

I'll call today half successful. The plan was to warm up for 1 mile, run 5 miles at tempo pace and cool down for a mile. I ended up with a 1 mile warm up, 4 @6:47 pace and a 2 mile cool down. I was dying the last mile of the tempo! I knew my legs just didn't have it to keep that pace going. This was my second week of incorperating speed work and my first week with two days of speed work. So, I'm happy with what I got today.

Next week is the funny week in my schedule. Since my wonderful fiance is coming over for V-day weekend, I'm not doing any tempo or goal pace runs but do have two doubles planned. That way, I get an extra day off when she is over :) After that, I think I might drop back to 1 speed day a week for 2 weeks, then pick it back up to 2 days per week after that.

School is almost on cruise control right now. I'm just about caught up with my algebra courses and am actually starting to understand differential equations a little bit better. That's not to say I don't have a dozen hours of homework to do this weekend. It just means I don't mind that I have a dozen hours of homework.

Oh, and the weather today is awesome. I'm writing this outside, on campus. Its sunny, clear skies and 55*. I love living on the left coast!

1 comment:

  1. great pace for the tempo even if it was hard to maintain. and wonderful weather. send some of it my way?!