Saturday, February 27, 2010

Challenging, but GREAT!

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2.26.10 Stats:
Miles: 12.01
Pace: 10:43
Time: 2:08:40
Calories Lost: 1577
Challenging, but GREAT!  I went to bed feeling a little uneasy about the next morning due to getting Max to school and having a enough time to get in my 12 miles. I had a couple routes planned out and hoped things would work out and it did. My husband took Max to school so I could get to the gym early to drop Cole off and I could get my run in...Without rushing. I was going to be on a new route which made me a little nervous not knowing if the hills would be as big as I remembered. It was a longer extension of my usual running route. I LOVED IT! It still had some hills but I think it was as flat as I am going to find around my house. The weather was drizzly and cold but not pouring rain. It's hard to tell when it's raining with my bondiband and my great socks. I started feeling tired around mile 9 but it was still a lot easier than last week’s 10 miler which made me feel really good. I ran a few repeats down some roads so I wouldn't have to run up NICE hill. I think I need to map my run to always end before that hill. I got to finish my run right at the base of NICE hill and walk up! I loved finishing my run with a long walk to stretch my legs out. I got back to the gym with an hour to spare before picking Max up from school so it was nice to sit, stretch and relax. My sweet friend waited for me at the gym after her workout was done which was so nice. Plus I could give her my FULL report. She knew I was going on a new route and she worries about me. I can't believe how much better I felt on this run. Coming off a hard 10 miler last week and not feeling well...I was worried, but everything went well and I couldn't be happier.

Done with 12 miles...Feels so nice to be DONE!

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2.25.10 Stats:

Miles: 4.01
Pace: 9:35
Time: 38:26
Calories Lost: 522

  Mile 1: 10:17
Mile 2: 9:39
Mile 3: 9:39
Mile 4: 8:45
My run went really well. I had taken 2 days off due to not feeling well and I couldn't not do something 3 days in a row. I had very limited time, but my dear friend came over to watch the boys so I could get a quick run in. I wanted to see if I could hold a good pace for the entire run and I did. I liked that I actually had 2 miles in a row that were the same time because that never seems to happen. Felt good and was very happy to see my work payoff.
864.87 - 16.02= 848.85 miles left to run in 2010
I really need to get some recovery socks. As soon as I was done running my 12 miles my legs hurt and I wondered if those socks would help...I think so. I bought a new pair of Brooks Adrenaline GTS 10 and I can't wait to try them. I am so sad that our Brooks outlet is no longer in business...so SAD! I was relying on them to get my running shoes at a great price. Luckily I had a coupon at Road Runners that saved me $15 so it helped. I also bought a fuel belt. I was going to buy one last year, but someone had suggested the handheld instead. I think both are great but for long runs I don't want to hold it. Looking forward to trying out my new goodies.
Old Shoes...                                                              

NEW SHOES!!!!


After my movie review yesterday I got to watch another movie that I have been waiting to watch and it was actually brought up by Ewa at RunningBunny
 
 

Saint Ralph -  Ralph (Adam Butcher) is a typical teenager with atypical questions, the largest of which concerns his mother. She's fallen into a coma, and the 14-year-old has set his sights on winning the 1954 Boston Marathon in a makeshift barter with God to make his mother well. His teacher, Father Hibbert (Campbell Scott), wants to encourage his dream, but in doing so, he goes up against the reserved, ever-realistic Father Fitzpatrick (Gordon Pinsent).

My Thoughts: Loved it!  GREAT ONE to watch!  Would definitely recommend it to you!

9 comments:

Julie said...

Awesome job on your 12 miler:)

Rookie on the Run said...

Love the new shoes! They are so pretty! Awesome job on your runs. You are FAST, girlie!!

That movies looks interesting. Thanks for the tip!

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

Love the new shoes! So cute. I have that hydration belt and LOVE IT! Get the socks ... I need to post about this, but I found they work well if you were them after a long run 10+ but not to great during ...

Ewa said...

No wonder you ran so well, those shoes are really neat. I know I always run better when I get something new, cute that fits.
There has been a lot of very positive talk about compression pants for longer runs. I have a pair but right now my distances are not long enough to help me form an opinion. I like running in them though.
Good run! Congrats!
Glad you liked Saint Ralph.

ajh said...

Great job on each mile being faster! I would love a Brooks outlet. No wonder you are so sad to see it go.Even though I am not crazy about a fuel belt and only use it on long runs I hate carrying anything more.

Kerrie T. said...

So sad about the outlet. :(

Those are great times and great runs! Love the new shoes -- I think those are the same ones that Mel has. I remember because of the fun colors. I, too, need my hands free, so I like having a fuel belt for long runs. :)

Denise said...

great job w/ the 12 miler...love the bondi band, i never leave for a run without wearing mine!

I'm going to have to check out that movie, thanks for the recommendation!

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

Hey! Thanks for the compliment, but I definitely have three kids. I always get told I look too young to have that many. Perhaps this will serve me well in the future.

Melissa said...

Never heard of that movie, it sounds really good.

Good job on the run. LOVING the Bondi Band!!

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