Friday, September 25, 2009

Tale of Two Runs

In celebration of Fall and Running, RunningLaur gave us the option to complete a virtual 5K or a virtual 5 miler. Being the overachiever that I am (or maybe just because it corresponded nicely to my training) I did both.

The 5K happened Tuesday as part of my 4 mile run with a negative split at the end. Backing out the first .9 miles (no way I'm not counting that sweet split at the end) my 5K time was 31:15, an average 10:05 pace - awesome tempo pace. I'm quite pleased with that one

The 5 miler happened Thursday as of my 6 mile easy run (executed as Plan B after bailing when it was dark and cold and early). I hit the 5 mile mark in 59:05, a pace of 11:49 - once again spot on for my target pace for an easy run. FYI, mile 6 was about 12:10 on that uphill climb back home.

So there you have it, a 5K in 31:15 and a 5 miler in 59:05.

26 comments:

  1. Great job on doing both!! :) Have a great weekend.

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  2. Since I have been sick this week I am thinking of doing the 5 miler twice this weekend.. Or better known as a 10 miler.

    GREAT work!! Glad that you are back in the RUN.

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  3. Look at you with the 5K AND 5 miles! Very nice.

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  4. Wow! I like the way you roll. Way to go!

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  5. Awesome! Look at you overachiever! Your tempo pace is awesome...that's about my tempo pace too. I wish I had friends in the area that were my speed.

    I haven't even done my Fall Five yet. Going to happen TODAY!

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  6. good job on pacing! glad you didn't use the morning for such a glorious run

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  7. That race bib still kills me. Too cute. Congrats on a great race.

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  8. Lookin' good sistah! Have a great weekend and even more great running!

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  9. Helluva way to respond to yourPlan B...nice job!

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  10. I can't wait until I can run for 5miles without having to stop and walk at some point.

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  11. happy running! hope you have a good weekend.

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  12. Overachiever. Most definitely :-)

    Nice job!

    Have a good weekend.

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  13. Nice job! On your earlier post, whenever I even stop to reconsider my Plan A, it's all over. Although these days the dogs will remind me of my promises to get up early with them!

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  14. Overachiever!!

    ;)

    Great job on your runs!

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  15. Nice runs. And that graph of the negative split four miler was a beautiful thing.

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  16. Check that out! They were both really speedy too! Thanks for running and running!!

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  17. Look at you, getting all speedy! Great job on the running.

    MCM Mama

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  18. overachiever! nice job on both runs!

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