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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

so true.

so true.

Tonight was a promo night at the running shop. Moving Comfort sent a bra fitting representative, a Timex rep was there to answer any sports watch questions, and Saucony rep was there with loaner shoes to take on a test run. And hand out the above beer koozie, which was put to use after our run. Free beer and pizza!

I only ran about 3.25 tonight. The first mile was a little quick, at 9:36, but I slowed it down for the next two, bringing my average pace down to 10:40. But that last mile included an extended walk break while I tried to figure out why my iPod wasn't tracking my miles. Since I was in Saucony shoes, I had the Nike+ sport pod in a shoe pouch. I've used the pouch before ... and it was recognizing that it was plugged in, but no distance. I think figured out the problem after we finished. I had it in upside down!

I'm glad I slowed down, anyway ... I was hoping for an easy run tonight. Last night was another track workout. Sixteen 400s! So yeah, my legs were a little tired.

On the track last night, my first lap was significantly quicker than my 2:02 goal pace. I wound up starting next to a faster friend of mine and just went with it. I knew I had to slow down to be able to finish 16, but I kind of wanted to see how long I could keep it just a little bit faster.
  1. 1:56
  2. 2:00
  3. 1:54
  4. 1:56
  5. 1:58
  6. 1:59
  7. 2:05 (and here is where I thought I was done with that ...)
  8. 1:59 (uh, just kidding!)
  9. 2:01
  10. 1:59
  11. 2:02
  12. 2:01
  13. 2:00
  14. 2:00
  15. 2:00
  16. 1:59
Phew! When you add warm up, cool down and the 200m between each 400, I logged nearly eight miles on the track last night.

I actually felt pretty good throughout the workout. And it wasn't until lap 15 when I realized my legs and butt were starting to hurt.

It's probably a good thing I can't make it to next week's track workout. I should be recovering from a half marathon I'll be running on Sunday. But if I wasn't already busy, I'd probably still show up for 18x400s!

(I did run 14x400s last Tuesday, after I had run a 5K on Sunday and a half marathon preview Saturday ...)


At 10:38 AM, May 28, 2009, Blogger J said...

Holy Cow! 16 400s! Thats a ton and you totally rocked it with great times!! I love the beer cover, sounds like a totally cool night!

At 10:58 AM, May 28, 2009, Blogger Tess said...

I want that koozie!!!!

And uh...wow. That's a lot of repeats. Awesome!

At 6:48 PM, May 28, 2009, Blogger Lacey Nicole said...

omg i am LOVING your repeats!!!!!!! 16!!!!!!! that's awesome you felt good and hehehe all those turns would def make your butt hurt:)

hey we had a saucony night, too!!!! i actually won a pair of sneakers that night, i blogged about it back when that happen. i love promo nights!!!!! totally works in their favor cuz i ended up buying another pair of saucony's too!!!


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