Sunday, March 21, 2010

The Long and Short of It!

There was no way I was going to be out the door running this morning at 8:00 am! I did make it out by 8:38 am though! I was awake early but it was a challenge to get in motion. At this point in training, my long run should be 16km but with my running being off over the last couple of weeks due to a cold and nagging congestion, 16km would not do me any good. I covered a short distance of just over 10 km and was happy with that. I need to get back on track and get my long ones up there.

Once I got going this morning, I really got going! For the first time this year, I ran in shorts! It felt good to bare my legs. I headed out my front door in a different direction which meant tackling gradual elevation right from the get-go. From all the hiking lately, I am becoming the elevation princess! Hills are my friends!

I covered 10.5 km in 1:12.  Sticking with the 10&1 program, the average pace for my 10 minute intervals was 6:38 min/km.  The sun is shining brightly now and hitting directly on my sofa and it is looking very inviting.  After yesterday's hike and this morning's run,  I think I have earned some sofa time before taking on anything else!  So!  Off I go!

3 comments:

  1. This morning's running time which is related to your 10 km training is good considering there were up hills and ... yesterday's hike. Enjoy the sofa time which you've earned. :)
    Saturday, March 20, 2010, you posted a nice photo of colorful rock formations. I've sent it to a friend of mine who is a geologist in Naples (Southern Italy).
    Have a happy training again.

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  2. Great 10K time with all those hills! So yes, I think you did earn some R&R - enjoy!

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  3. A very hilly path! Sofa, music and coca-cola a new kind of triathlon, what do you think?

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