Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Running Update:

1st mile - 11:29
2 mile average - 12:38
Total miles run: 2.75 (mile average - 12:32)
runs were broken up into 4 min., 6:29 min., 4 min., 4 min., , 6:09 min., and 4 min. with a 1 min walk break in between
Total run 34:26.

Last night K had me try something completely foreign. She taught me how to be competitive. I had to pick a person in front of me and catch up to them. Other runners. People walking. Teens standing in the middle of the road flirting (I guess they didn't count since they weren't moving?) It was a new concept.

My last 1/4 mile was the closest I had ever come to a sprint. We sped up so my total mile average would be a new record time for me. I made it to the corner turning into my neighborhood. My lungs were burning! I felt fast....until I saw K out of the corner of my eye. She was loping. According to Merriam-Websters:

Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English loup, lope leap,
probably from Old Norse hlaup; akin to Old English hlēapan to leap

1 : an easy natural gait of a horse resembling
a canter 2 : an easy usually bounding gait capable of being sustained for a
long time

I guess I wasn't as fast as I hoped. At least I am faster than I was 5 weeks ago.

8 weeks left and counting....

1 comment:

Anna said...

yay for running. I'm not going to be ready for the 5K in September but maybe we can do another one in Utah or Idaho later in the fall---Octoberish? and I will get the shoes as soon as budget allows, probably after the next pay day about 10 days. :)