Monday, October 13, 2008

7 fast-ish miles

I don't want to become a really slow runner, and in order to avoid this, some workouts need to be about speed. Sometimes I'll do a Cardio Coach (wonderful workouts!) to push my speed. Tonight I happened to be following two faster runners (they looked like high school girls, but it turns out they were mother and high school daughter -- lots to love about running!), so I started out fast, then hung with them for a couple of miles, then worked to stay fast. I ended up running 7 miles at an 8:21 pace, which is Speed Racer fast for me.

The plan for the rest of the week is maybe one slower mid-distance run, say 6 to 8 miles. Then on Thursday I'm running 22. And what will keep me going is that on Friday Tim and I are leaving for a weekend in Mendocino (belated anniversary getaway). We're staying at a beautiful vegetarian B&B on the ocean, and we're scheduled for massages in the forest, we're planning to rent a canoe or kayak or bikes (or maybe all 3) and we're just gonna enjoy a kid-free weekend --- aaaaaahhhhhh, bliss!

6 comments:

Holly said...

Vegetarians can be VERY healthy - and can lose weight too! What's hard for people who are not educated vegetarians is that they'll turn to pasta and cheese when they take out the meat, and then they'll gain weight. But with a good mix of veggies, whole grains, legumes (gotta get your protein in there somewhere!), eggs, and dairy, it can be a perfect diet. Vegans have a bit more of a struggle and might need some supplements but they can be healthy as well. :)

Julianne said...

Wow 22 on Thursday?? I'm sure you'll do great! Your weekend getaway sounds SO romantic and fun!!

Julianne said...

Oh and my dear blog mom, thanks for the walk a min after every mile advice. I am definitely planning on walking! We MUST meet up at the CIM expo, of course!

Marcy said...

7 miles at 8:21 IS fast :-) Very nice job ;D

Kim said...

I loved all your posts today. Love the pumpkin pic. And you are super speedy-but being a Slowski is okay too.

Sounds like it's going to be a wonderful weekend! Can't wait to hear about it.

*aron* said...

how many 20 milers are you planning on doing?? mine dont start for another few weeks :)

awesome job on the run!! that weekend sounds amazing!