Sunday, February 28, 2010

Run # 16

"Life is short...running makes it seem longer." - Baron Hansen

Today felt like the longest ever. Brett and I are at his parents and I just felt so gross that I decided I'm going to go for a run. I like changing things up, especially over here its not downtown running, its an older neighborhood with all kinds of streets so there are so many different ways to choose from. So after waiting forever for the Garmin to find a satellite, off I went and boy was it cold and windy. Ok it wasnt super super cold because the sun was out but man the wind was so strong and of course it had to be coming straight at me, instead of helping me out and being behind me.

The garmin though will be the death of me. All I seem to do is check it to see how far I've been because in my mind I feel like i've already ran 40 miles and the thing hasn't buzzed to signify I've been 1 mile (I really need to turn off the buzzer). hahha - I finished though and wow not too bad. I just really need to move on and get into a 2 mile routine.

Results of Run # 16
Distance: 1.11 miles
Time: 10:21
Avg Pace: 9:18 / mile
M1 - 9:20

Run #15

"Running is like mouthwash; if you can feel the burn, its working." - Brian Tackett

I definately felt the burn today. Before going out for a run, I went to the gym and decided to do some swimming before hand and then go for a quick run since I had to go get Brett from work and then meet up with some friends for dinner. So I swam for about 30 mins (usual 500 yd warm up, 250 kick, 100yd sprint to finish), changed at the gym into running clothes got home and off I went for a run. Wasnt too sure how it would be after swimming but I was actually impressed with my time/distance.

Results of Run #15
Distance: 1.20 miles
Time: 11:50
Avg Pace: 9:49/mile
M1 - 9:58

Monday, February 22, 2010


So my last update hasnt really gone according to plan. The whole 10K in March is inches away and yeah read the last 2 posts - 1.2ish miles?? LOL a 10K is not in my near future.

So here's a slight alteration to my 2010 Resolutions

Short term (Now until April)

1. IOA 5K in April - get ready for that and break 30:00!

Mid Term (April - July)
2. improve runs - use the 5k time as a benchmark
3. Top Gun Triathlon in July - improve my running time from last year
4. Try to find a 10K race in town or close by


Sunday, February 21, 2010

Run #14

"Tomorrow is another day, and there will be another battle!"--Sebastian Coe

Run #14
Date: 2/21/10

Running is my biggest battle ! Today was a beautiful day in Orlando, so time for a run. The normal path had a road closed due to a festival so I had to take a different path which worked out fairly well. Ran by myself as Brett wanted to run on his own (aka Faster). Mentally I did fine, physically I was worn out and just couldnt finish the entire path I wanted to. I wish I didnt take the 3 or so months off from running like I did so I have quite a few battles infront of me to not only get to where I was but to also improve my stamina, time, and distance.

Results of Run #14
Distance: 1.20 miles
Time: 11:53
Avg Pace: 9:52/mile
M1 - 9:55

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Run #13

"There's no such thing as bad weather, just soft people" - Bill Bowerman

Run #13
Date: 2/18/10

Todays weather wasnt bad, just COLD! Brr! I think it was in the 50's when Brett and I went out to run. The worst part to me is when you finish and your ears KILL/ Sting.

Its been a while since I've ran, so this run was a little rough - I told Brett I was done, it hurt, I wanted to quit but I was glad he was there because he encouraged me I could do it and finish and I did - I just dont think i'll be going out by choice in cold cold weather.

Results of Run #13
Distance: 1.23 miles
Time: 12:06
Avg Pace: 9:50 / mile

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Run #12

So the new year didnt start out like I wanted it to - so now I'm a little behind.

February started my 'new year' so let the running begin

Run #12
Date: 2-2-10

A little chillly out - got home from work, changed, and to my surprise Brett said he was going with me. Now its been a while - a long while - so completing 1 mile was the only thing on my mind. Started out a little slow, picked it up and wow half way around the lake, I wanted to quit, i wanted to walk - it hurt, my legs were confused, my lungs stung because of the cooler air but Ugh not at a mile so nope cant stop.

Get closer to the 'finish' and my Garmin hasnt bussed to let me know i've hit a mile. but when i looked down I had ran for about 8:30 so far so I had to run further than my intended finish line to hit a mile and was so happy with myself to actually complete it.

Results of Run #12
Distance: 1.00 miles
Time: 9:45