Friday, September 24, 2010

Friday Follies

What I learned from my post a few days ago, is that many of you like/need a schedule, but you don't necessarily follow it exactly. That's pretty much how it is for me as well.

I was originally going to run 7 miles easy today. Coach wanted me to scale that back to 4 miles easy since I'm running a 5K on Sunday. But then a friend of mine wanted to meet for an early morning 4 mile trail walk. Couldn't say no to that! Decided to walk first, then cut back my run to something closer to 3 miles. To make up for decreased distance, I figured it would be a good idea to push the pace a little and try to achieve negative splits. So that's what I set out to do.

When I got home, I thought that I had completely failed on the run. Every time I checked my Garmin, it seemed like I was going slower. But I feel better now. I ended up running about 3.3 miles, and I nailed the progressive aspect. Plus there's a nice little pick up at the end:

I don't think I'm going to come anywhere my "normal" 5K race pace this weekend. This should be no surprise, since I haven't done any speed work or tempo runs in preparation. And the run this morning was a struggle for me. However, I still think it will be fun to be out there Sunday morning. In the end, that's really what it's all about, right? Fun. :-)

12 comments:

  1. Yes, it's really just all about having fun. Or atleast it is in my world!

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  2. YES, have fun with it. At least you are running!!!

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  3. enjoy the race! you'll get back to your old 5K time!

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  4. Agreed...fun is my race bib name.
    Have a great 5km~

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  5. Have fun first and if you feel really good you can push more. Good luck!

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  6. it is all about having fun. Without finding the "fun" in running, it is just running. :)

    Have fun and enjoy your 5K!

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  7. There's way less pressure if you're just running the race for fun! Enjoy!

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  8. Nicely done! Have a great time at the race.

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