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Wednesday, June 03, 2009

national running day

What's this? Two posts in one night?

Well ... I was going to combine them, but then my race report got really long.

Anyway ... I had to miss my 18x400 speed workout yesterday since we had other plans. I decided to run tonight instead. It is National Running Day, after all!

Only it looked like thunderstorms were going to roll in (and they did), so I thought the better choice was to hit the treadmill. I don't think I had all those 400s in me tonight, anyway. I decided I'd just run a 5K, but was planning on playing with the speed a little bit.

As soon as the treadmill started up, my legs kind of hurt. Weird pains, too. No place that had been bothering me. I just chalked it up to being tired from the half (and oh, did I forget to mention the 12-mile bike ride I went on a few hours after running a half marathon?), and just kept going.

I took the first half mile slow, at 5.5 mph. Then I upped it to 7.0 and was able to keep it going for the next half mile. That was hard. I went back down to 6.0 for mile two. Then I did another half mile at 7.0.

For most of the last .6, I was back at 6.0. But when the Nike+ lady told me I had 200 meters to go, I kicked it up to 7.5. I think I made it to the end of my 5K before having to slow down again.

By no means my fastest 5K, but under 30 minutes (29:22), so that's fine with me. It's been a while since I've run on the treadmill!


At 9:42 AM, June 04, 2009, Blogger J said...

I am sure your legs are way tired!! I used to eat pineapple during track season to help the muscles recover faster!

At 10:55 PM, June 04, 2009, Blogger RunningLaur said...

way to do some speed inside!


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