Monday, July 26, 2010

Early Bird Special

Good morning, y'all!
It's Monday morning!
What a wonder it is for me to go to bed before midnight last night? I slept quite soundly and I was all bright-eyed and bushy tail at 4:00 a.m. Amazing!  I was up before the sun. Woo hoo!  I stayed in bed for a little bit to contemplate. Finally I decided to head to the Y for a run instead of running in the dark out in the country. 

All in all, it was a great run.  I didn't do any tempo or fartleks or anything. I just ran at a comfortable pace, watching the morning news show. I ran the first mile at 0.5% incline and returned it to 0% incline after that. My legs, specifically the ankles and the shins were a tad stiff. Maybe it was all the speedwork I did last week? Who knows? But I wasn't about to let a little stiffness to talk me into cutting the run short.  I wanted to do 5 miles today and did it. It wasn't fast. But it is done.
5 miles in 56:47 minutes
July's Mileage To-Date: 50 miles
July's Mileage Left: 10 miles

Tomorrow, I am going to try and do a 10K. I want to hit 60 miles on Wednesday. 
P.S.: I am still working on the race report. I'm looking for official time and all that official stats. But, I am having a hard time looking for it online. Should have it up by today.


  1. Have you been stretching afterward? maybe the stiffness just means you need to stretch more.

  2. congrats on the run. early bird! that is really early!!!!

  3. I love having a monthly mileage goal, it is yet another motivator to keep me going. Good job! Also, I'd be very happy with the 5 miles in less than 60 min. I'd love to do a 10K in less than 60 minutes but at this point 5 miles in less than 60 would be awesome for me. I think I'm getting really close to shedding the 12 min/mile pace. Oh and cool on the early rising, I am really happy too that I am excited to get up early and run.

  4. Do you have compression sock? They help too.

  5. stay in bed and contemplate.! relish it! cuz it all changes with kids;-)


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