Thursday, November 10, 2005

I stunk

The weather forecast predicts gale force winds and heavy rain for tomorrow, so, understandably, I decided to go running today and have a rest day tomorrow. I only did 5 miles, and boy, did I stink. I started at a relatively brisk pace, but not too fast. However, at the first gradient I slowed down and never recovered my pace from then. Maybe it was the Yoga from last night or maybe I was just having an off day, who knows. I’m planning to do a 12 miler at the weekend, weather permitting. I hope my legs will be more cooperative by then.

10 Nov: 5 miles, 41:59, 8:23 pace

5 comments:

  1. Isn't it interesting how one day can be so good and the next so "off" ? I appreciate your comments about stretching--I always warm up before I do any. And I don't stretch much before the run. However, I am now planning to do much more after.

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  2. ok ok I'll quit complaining about the weather in my neck of the woods! We hit freezing temperatures this morning any way! It seems like the majority of your recent posts indicate rain...ugh! I read your race report! Congrats on breaking 4.

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  3. No wonder the run was hard, it says you ran "8 miles, 41:59." That's 5:15 pace not 8:23 pace. :-)

    Thomas, I don't think 8 miles at 8:23 pace is bad. Heck, that's the pace I run my easy days at and I've run an hour faster than you for a marathon. I think you're doing fine.

    Hmm, or maybe I run way too slow.

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  4. Oh, it looks like that should be 5 miles in 41:59 for 8:23 pace. Still 5 miles at 8:23 is fine.

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  5. That's a great pace Thomas - I'd take it.

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