Thursday, February 26, 2009

girl on fire...

i normally run around a 10:00 per mile pace... when we go out on our long runs i slow it down to around 10:40, maybe 11:00 with doing the 10:1 walk/run.

today we were scheduled to run just 5 miles (that would be 8 kms or so..). i'm still learning all the technical jargon for what it is we're doing... tempo runs, negative splits... stuff like that.

today we were to do a tempo run, which essentially means do a bit of a warm up run, then run a few miles at a pace that is faster than is comfortable, and then do a bit of a cool down at a slower pace to finish (i think)... so, i ran the first 2 miles at my usual 10 mile pace, and then just kept speeding up the treadmill until i was running (fairly comfortably!) at an 8:40 pace.

i ran 2 miles in 18 minutes :)

oh yes, it's true... the new orange shoes make me run as though my feet were on fire.

now, i'm knackered. but i feel good...

let's hope that is how i feel after our 20 mile (32 km) run on Saturday morning

1 comment:

  1. Woo Hoo, *shakes pom poms*

    You're hot hot hot myfriend lol!!