Running on Redbull

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I haven’t always made good decisions in my life but getting my run in this morning definitely tops the list.

I haven’t always made good decisions in my life but getting my run in this morning definitely tops the list.

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Chicago W7 D2 - easy 4

Good thing today called for an easy run. I don’t think I could have run any faster even if I tried. This is my taper week for the 10K so today’s run fit in perfectly. 

After this 10K I’ll need to focus on running the easy days at a true easy pace. I get so caught up in trying to run faster than the day before.

Chicago W7 D2 - easy 4

Good thing today called for an easy run. I don’t think I could have run any faster even if I tried. This is my taper week for the 10K so today’s run fit in perfectly.

After this 10K I’ll need to focus on running the easy days at a true easy pace. I get so caught up in trying to run faster than the day before.

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Chicago W7 D1 - 8 miles

Long. Slow. Run.

 

I slept in later than I should have so I knew by the time I got started around 11am that this one was going to have a lot of rest stops due to all the hills.  The temperature wasn’t too bad, 75 real feel 81, but there was a nice breeze the entire run.

I usually see these guys further up the road but today they were grazing right next to the fence so I used the photo op as a rest stop

As hilly as this part of my route is, it never gets old running through this tiny little bit of country in the city

After two 8 mile runs back to back, I’m looking forward to catching a break with 4 miles tomorrow.

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Chicago W6 D7 - 8 miles

Target pace was going to be between 9:00-9:15 but I was feeling good so I just ran at whatever pace felt like a comfortable easy pace. This was working well until I hit hill after hill. I’m not sure which is worse, a steep short hill or a long slow incline.

Either way by mile 5 I was desperate for water so I ran over to the high school and have never been so happy to see drinking fountains!

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Chicago W6 D5 - Tempo 5

My legs still felt tight from Tuesday’s track workout so I wasn’t too sure how this run was going to go.  KC is nothing but hills so I don’t know that I’ll ever manage to run a steady pace but overall I’m pretty happy with tonight’s run. 

Warm up - 9:40

1. 8:44

2. 8:55

3. 8:41

4. 8:22

5. 8:31

Cool down - 9:11

Target Pace - 8:50 (tempo portion)

Actual - 8:39

On a totally different topic - has anyone seen the Dating Naked show on VH1?!  One of the women’s name was Wee Wee…..haha 

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Chicago W6 D1 - D3

Sunday D1 - 5.79 miles - 53:31 combined time / 9:15 avg pace

Worst. Run. It was so humid that I just couldn’t seem to get any oxygen.  Stopping only seemed to make it worse and left me gasping for air.  Ran 4.24 miles and quit the run, fully intended to walk back.  Perked up after drinking some water and walking a bit and managed to run the remaining 1.55 miles back home.

Monday D2 - 4 miles - 35:57 - 8:58 avg pace

Eh.  I felt good on this run but pace was slower than the 8:50 I was trying for.

Tuesday D3 - Speed work - 12 x 400’s - Target Pace 1:53

1) 1:43

2) 1:45

3) 1:47

4) 1:42

5) 1:44

6) 1:41

7) 1:42

8) 1:41

9) 1:43

10) 1:51 (no idea what happened here)

11) 1:45

12) 1:47

Average 400 lap pace comes out to 1:44 which I’m not sure what that translates to as a per mile pace?  If I average all the paces Nike+ gave me it’s like 6:44 or something.  I walked a 400 recovery after each lap which I’m sure if I had jogged the recovery, my paces would be a lot closer to the 1:53 training pace I was supposed to be at but hey, every now and then you just need a mental boost.

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