Thursday, January 2, 2014

10 Miler Training: Week 2

Week 2 of my 10 miler training (12/16-12/22) went pretty well! I had a cold at the beginning of the week, and didn't start my running week until Wednesday. I still managed to fit in 19 miles from Wed-Sun.

On Wed 12/18, I managed to start my run early enough to get it all done in daylight. Joey came up with a new run for me to do, and I enjoyed this route.


Splits:
0.50 - 5:08 (10:16)
1.01 - 10:15 (10:09, 10:01) last mile in 10:09
1.51 - 15:09 (10:02, 9:48)
2.01 - 20:29 (10:11, 10:40) last mile in 10:14
2.50 - 25:37 (10:15, 10:29)
3.00 - 30:50 (10:17, 10:26) last mile in 10:27
3.50 - 36:12 (10:21, 10:44)
4.00 - 41:16 (10:19, 10:08) last mile in 10:26
4.50 - 46:07 (10:15, 9:42)
5.01 - 51:22 (10:15, 10:18) last mile in 10:00

On Wed 12/19, I got stuck at work too late to do an entire run outside. Instead, I ran to the gym, did 4 miles on the treadmill there, and then ran back. The path to the gym was pretty well lit, so I didn't run into any problems there.

My run to the gym:

I did the 4 miles in 42:00, an average of 10:30min/mile.

My run back from the gym, clearly I was feeling pretty good:

I took Friday off from running, and then went to my second group run on Sat 12/21. I wasn't nearly as nervous this time. It was a shorter run, only 5 miles, and the weather was beautiful. I used Joey's Garmin again, and it worked out really well. This time I talked to a couple of people the whole time, so I had a much slower pace. We missed one of the turns in our route, so our run was a bit too short. We decided to do an extra lap on the track to make it up, and I still felt pretty good then, and kept going.

  




Finally, on Sunday I ran 3 easy miles on the treadmill. I did my usual 2 miles at 5.7, then 0.5 at 5.8, 0.25 at 5.9, 0.25 at 6.0 for a total of 31 minutes.

Week 2:
Wednesday: 5 miles (outside)
Thursday: 5.5 miles (outside + treadmill)
Saturday: 5.5 miles (outside)
Sunday: 3 miles (treadmill)
Weekly Total: 19 miles