Thursday, January 15, 2009

ooops! ... and, yay!!!

So, today was a tempo run day.

A classic tempo run is, apparently, a sustained, comfortably hard effort for two to four miles. And it is designed to teach the body to use oxygen for metabolism more efficiently.

So off I went, at a comfortably hard rate... only problem is, my mind started to wander and I forgot to stop running when I reached the end of the four miles scheduled for today. On I ran for another mile.

And, get this. I ran 5 miles (little over 8 kms) in 53 mins. I feel pretty good about that.

Note to Mummer & EJ... Cheetah! Cheetah! Cheetah!


  1. Release your inner cheetah!
    You over ran!? Admittedly, I have never done that... Way to go Megs.

  2. Wwaaaaay cool :o)

    I did 2.5 miles last night. It probably wasn't quite on the schedule but I really wanted to try it.

  3. I ran 2.5 miles last night although that might not have been on schedule. It felt good ;o)

  4. that's great, Foxxxy...
    the schedule is not set in stone, it was just mean to provide a guideline so that you could see that it won't be too hard to get to 10 km.

    so if it feels good to run further than the schedule dictates, feel free to do so! just don't push yourself so hard that you aren't able to do your mid-week runs because you're too sore. that defeats the purpose!

    go foxxxy go!