Running on Redbull

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Chicago Wk 8 

Tuesday called for 6 x 800’s but I got a late start so I drove to the track and ran a 1 mile warm-up and then cranked out the 800’s before dark and skipped the 1 mile cool-down due to time: *EDIT lap pace / mile pace

1. 3:38 / 7:05

2. 3:37 / 7:08

3. 3:44 / 7:06

4. 3:42 / 6:49

5. 3:46 / 7:01

6. 3:50 / 7:14

My target was 3:45-3:50 so I was happy with these.

Yesterday was a rest day and tonight was a tempo 5 with a 1 mile warm-up/cool down.  I was so tired when I got home that I didn’t set high expectations but it surprisingly went better than I expected:

In non-running news, my little dog has been sick since Monday night.  I have no idea what could be wrong.  She won’t touch her dog food and she is no longer eating her favorite human foods.  It’s been a bad case of the runs (ha catch that pun there?) with some vomiting.  I have never spent more than $50 on a vet bill out of principle because… well….IT’S A DOG…but I may have to in this instance. 

Look at this face:

Between my running clothes and the dog’s blankets, my washer has been working overtime.

Filed under chicago marathon hansons marathon method marathon training

12 notes &

That’s exactly how I need to look at it. With this race over I can focus on the marathon training and the now much longer training runs.

Entering week 8 (or week 11 depending which way one prefers to count) I was supposed to run the first of the six 10 milers on the Hansons beginner plan yesterday but there just wasn’t enough time before hotel checkout. My sleep was more valuable with the 9 hour drive back home. Run scrapped.

Tonight was 6 miles, easy pace.
Target Pace: 9:14 
Actual: 9:06 / 54:43

That’s exactly how I need to look at it. With this race over I can focus on the marathon training and the now much longer training runs.

Entering week 8 (or week 11 depending which way one prefers to count) I was supposed to run the first of the six 10 milers on the Hansons beginner plan yesterday but there just wasn’t enough time before hotel checkout. My sleep was more valuable with the 9 hour drive back home. Run scrapped.

Tonight was 6 miles, easy pace.
Target Pace: 9:14 
Actual: 9:06 / 54:43

Filed under chicagomarathon chicago marathon hansons marathon method seechrisrun

13 notes &

Big Ten 10K Chicago weekend

The non-racing portion of the weekend was great.  I was disappointed in my race.

My goal was to run it in 50 minutes.  About a mile or so into it I knew it just wasn’t going to happen for me.  I was ready to walk at mile 4.  Luckily a friend of mine yelled my name as I was heading towards the finish giving me an extra boost I so desperately needed.

Funny how last year I ran 52:39 and was ECSTATIC about my results. This year I just set an unrealistic expectation.  I beat my previous time by 8 seconds so I’ll stop whining.

I swear I’m not 4 feet tall….

Filed under BTN B1G10K chicago Go Hawks

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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.