I guess I'm really happy to have finished my twelve.
Plus, I was treated to an egg sandwich and fancy mocha latte.
Grazie, Guida Emergenti!
Monday (7/6/15) - 6.34 miles, 57:20, 9:02 pace
Tuesday (7/7/15) - 6.57 miles, 55:52, 8:30 pace - I ran to the high school track in the evening with my bicycle gang consisting of Pete, Santos, Rema, and one of Santos' amigos. I ran 4 x 1200s with 400m recovery runs in between. My pace for the 1200s was close to 10k pace. Since it was late in the day and I had already eaten like a horse throughout, at some point Nature (my nemesis) called. It was 7:30pm in July so the school was locked. As luck would have it, there were a handful of porta potties on campus due to construction. When I said "luck", I meant bad luck, of course. All of the porta potties were locked behind metal gates. I was getting desperate. I found a large tree in the corner of the lot and "inconspicuously" leapt behind it. As I emerged from the brush adjusting my shorts, a car drove past. The female driver, a mother with her three kids in the back, clearly saw me and just knew. I wanted to shrug and mouth, "Shit happens.", but instead, I chose to pretend like I was invisible. Much more reasonable. Hey, when ya gotta go...
Wednesday (7/8/15) - Off
Thursday (7/9/15) - 8.08 miles, 1:04:36, 8:00 pace - I just realized that morning that I had not been doing warmup or cool down miles during my tempo runs. My schedule called for a 7 mile tempo, but I really was not in the mood to run 9. I decided to just do a 1 mile warmup and then run the rest at goal marathon race pace (or too fast).
|1.0 mi||08:43 min/mi||00:08:42|
|2.0 mi||08:05 min/mi||00:08:04|
|3.0 mi||07:58 min/mi||00:07:56|
|4.0 mi||08:00 min/mi||00:07:59|
|5.0 mi||07:46 min/mi||00:07:45|
|6.0 mi||07:48 min/mi||00:07:46|
|7.0 mi||07:42 min/mi||00:07:41|
|8.0 mi||07:44 min/mi||00:07:42|
|8.1 mi||09:05 min/mi||00:00:45|
Friday (7/10/15) - 6.4 miles - I brought the 3-year old in her jogger stroller. No tracking, just enjoying the time with her until she fell asleep on me after a couple of miles. That's how stimulating a runner partner I can be.
Post run selfie.
Bright eyed and bushy tailed after
a nice nap.
Saturday (7/11/15) - 10:01 miles, 1:30:41, 9:04 pace - I was going to run at Bethpage again, but I wanted to sleep in. Also, Pete and Santos were away for a couple of days in Cooperstown. I didn't want to leave the girls alone longer than necessary. I mapped a new 10 mile route through Rockville Centre, Oceanside, Baldwin, and South Hempstead. My pacing was spot on, thank you very mucho.
|1.0 mi||09:10 min/mi||00:09:09|
|2.0 mi||08:54 min/mi||00:08:52|
|3.0 mi||09:06 min/mi||00:09:05|
|4.0 mi||09:15 min/mi||00:09:14|
|5.0 mi||08:57 min/mi||00:08:55|
|6.0 mi||09:12 min/mi||00:09:10|
|7.0 mi||09:11 min/mi||00:09:11|
|8.0 mi||09:07 min/mi||00:09:06|
|9.0 mi||08:58 min/mi||00:08:57|
|10.0 mi||08:40 min/mi||00:08:39|
|10.0 mi||07:40 min/mi||00:00:05|
My new $6 Old Navy Activewear tank top.
I need to seriously rethink my closet space...
Weekly Mileage - 49.4