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Playing Catch up and Running toooooo fast!

So as I said yesterday, I was a little tired in the morning and didn’t get up as planned to do my 4 miler tempo run. All day I ate super crappy and thought about my tempo run and how much it was going to be horrible and I would probably throw up chocolate. Alas, I got home, changed and took off immediately. I felt pretty good and just told myself to focus on the four miles and then I would be golden for the evening and wouldn’t have to worry about running again until my 14 miler on Thursday!

My first mile was clocked at 8:06. Whoooooaaaa there slow down! I didn’t slow down though, I sped up! I need to get back into running tempos! The second mile was 7:40. EEEEEK SLOW DOWN! I finally got more in the groove and the third mile was 8:18 which was closer to my 8:30 goal pace. Then my last mile was at 8:41, which was the closest to where I wanted to be. I finished with a nice cool down of a half mile at 8:30 pace. That’s what pace I wanted to run! Darn it. I will work on looking at my Garmin more next time and trying to be more consistent. The good thing was that throughout the run I felt strong and the paces weren’t too hard. Looking back after the second mile I was tired, but that’s because it was way too fast! Alas, I have another good tempo run over the weekend, hopefully on Sunday after I get back from Arizona for work.

So this week I have completed all my workouts thus far.

Gym on Monday, Tempo on Tuesday, Gym on Wednesday and my long run of 14 miles is tomorrow morning before I leave for Arizona. I am feeling REALLY good right now and thankful that I have started training in the right mindset.

I totally forgot to post a few pictures from over the Christmas Break! I went to a Kings Hockey Game with some friends the other night, and we were on the Jumbotron. It was actually a really fun game!

And, I also went to the Comedy Store in LA with Shea and our other friend, Stefana! She is actually going to be joining Shea and I in our house as our 3rd roommate! I can’t believe that I’ve been living with Shea for 2 years tomorrow and Stefana is moving in tomorrow! Crazy!

So running and gyming is going well. Jams are good, and I got up this morning and did really well in the gym, again. I love feeling strong and not exhausted. Last night I went to the movies and watched Hood to Coast as well, and it was really a great movie! I am really glad I got the opportunity to see it and thought it was well documented. Though, when I saw scaffolding and portapotties, I did shudder. My job has scarred me!


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  • Reply Melissa

    Can i ask what your company name is? I’d love to meet you at the Expo this weekend!

    January 12, 2011 at 10:56 am
  • Reply Stefanie

    I wanted to see Hood to Coast so badly. Unfortunately the next movie theater that had showings was over an hour away. On a week day night? Not happening for me unfortunately. I can’t wait for the movie to come out on DVD though.

    January 12, 2011 at 5:15 pm
  • Reply Jaime

    I was really hoping to catch Hood to Coast as well, but squeezing in a run and a movie on a weeknight was just out of the question. I’m running PF Chang’s this weekend, so hopefully we’ll see you at the expo!!

    January 12, 2011 at 11:22 pm
  • Reply Nicole

    I saw hood to coast too! i would loveeee to run a relay with you sis! it would be AMAZING! miss you!

    January 13, 2011 at 5:27 pm
  • Reply Nelly

    Nice job on having to slow down during training runs, that is a great problem to have! I didn’t have a chance to check out the Hood to Coast movie, but I’m definitely going to rent it on netflix!

    January 14, 2011 at 10:26 am
  • Reply Paula @ Eat: Watch: Run

    I like that, in your first picture, there are 2 random people smiling for your picture in the background. Hee! (and sorry, posted this in the wrong place the first time.)

    January 17, 2011 at 2:14 pm
  • Reply Tara

    nice job on the tempo speedster!

    ps…I love you white sweater!

    January 18, 2011 at 5:04 pm
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