Monday, July 19, 2010

"Runnin' Down a Dream"

I ran 3 times last week, just like my half marathon plan told me to.

Tuesday, 3 miles, 40:56
Thursday, 3 miles, 40:30
Sunday, 3 miles, 36:45

I shaved over a minute per mile off my pace. And it was hot & humid Sunday afternoon, and my asthma is still acting up after I run a mile in this heat. (I only use an albuterol inhaler. I need to go back to my doctor & get something more.)

By the time the cooler weather gets here, I'm sure to be back to my normal running self, in the 11 min/mile range.

The title today is brought to you by Tom Petty. I can run to the beat of that song for a short bit, & it puts me at a 9ish min/mile pace, which is super fast for me and I can't hold it long. But yesterday I let myself run to pace with the song, twice, for as long as I could, and it helped get my time to 12:15 min. miles.

I think getting 3 runs under my belt (even though I use the word "run" loosely here.... the first two runs were walking with some running thrown in) is a big mental hurdle for me. I actually packed my gym bag this morning with plans to leave work at 4 & run 3 miles, even though it's not on my training schedule. Like Forrest Gump, I just wanna run.

Even though the feel-like temperature is 100 degrees. Ick.

When I saw people running this morning on the way to work, I didn't have to envy them. Because I am one of them again. Finally.

10 comments:

Jill said...

Well crud. I've been using the heat and humidity as an excuse not to run. Guess you just shot that to heck for me, huh? ;)

LOVE that song for running - I think I got it from you, actually! awesome.

You are a running warrior!

Tish said...

I love it! Good for you for running anyway. I'm right with you in waiting for my pace to get back in reasonable range when the weather cools down a bit.

Jodie said...

Awesome! Great job...it's so hard to get those first runs done. But soon enough you'll be back in your groove.

Keep it up!

Jilligan said...

Proud of you. The first steps back into running are the hardest. Keep moving forward. Good way to relieve your stress. Thanks for sharing.

Vickie said...

we were in the mid 80's today and it felt wonderful. but my head feels like it might be storms rolling in tonight. glad you are getting back into something that makes you feel good and gives you stress release.

Cindy...154 said...

Fantastic! I am so happy for your!! Thanks for posting!

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