Saturday, July 19, 2008

Running update:

Weigh in this morning and I am down 2 lbs. (woo-hoo!)

Our run this morning was harder because we ran two hours later and it felt hot! Again we ran 4:1 with a 3:1 thrown in the middle.

Total distance: 2.5 miles

First mile time: 11:52 (how on earth did I do that?!)

Two miles average: 12:10/mile.

Mentally: I agreed with K that we would keep running our last lap till we got to our destination, thinking that I would be running just a little over 4 minutes. I ran over 6 minutes that final lap! I can't believe that I ran 6 minutes without stopping, let alone ran that long at the end of our run when I was tired out. K said it was just part of the mental game of setting visual goals rather than relying on the clock.

My times today are better than yesterday. I went into this run thinking it would be harder after pushing yesterday. I'm surprised at the results. No pain in my calves and my ankles and feet weren't as tired as they have been. I have been sure to get in my water requirements and have been taking supplements (Bio 35 and Pro-Cal, and Triple Flex. I am not sure they they are making any difference but I like to think so.)

9 comments:

run4fun said...

Great run today Care! The 3 minute run was going to be that last run where you ended up running 6:15. (Unless I snuck a 4 in and made you think it was a 3). I looked at my watch and you did run all 4's plus the 6:15. I'm so proud of you. I knew you were committed, but I did not think you would progress this fast! You are truly a runner now!!!

Kimberly said...

It's official, you are the REAL deal!

CandyandLadybugs said...

Great job! :)

www.5minutesforspecialneeds.com said...

You are doing so great. I'm still power walking with poles. But I am down 4 pounds this week.

But I bet you are really tightening up and looking much sleeker than I can achieve with power walking.

What is Triple Flex?

Tammy and Parker

Haley said...

Weigh to go! :) Seriously, I'm so impressed that you doing it.

SMITHNATION said...

Gosh! I think I hear Olympics? In your future. You are doing great.

mum2brady said...

WTG Carrie - that is wonderful! I am so in a weight loss and exercise funk right now. I'm so happy for you!!!

Soozcat said...

Woot woot!

So how is the burning-lungs thing going? I've never been able to get past that... right now my answer to "Do you run?" is "Only when chased."

Scarehaircare said...

K and all of the runners in RS told me that it would take two weeks and then my breathing would get better. They were right. AFter two weeks training 3X/week I started breathing easier and can now focus on increasing time and endurance.