Thursday, November 27, 2008

Monday, November 24, 2008

Log: 2008.11.24

Activity: Running
Time: 47:00
Distance: 5.01 miles
Pace: 9:22 (1% incline)

Notes:

After a long Monday, I was so not in the mood to run. However, I knew I had Jack Bauer (complete Season 1) waiting for my at the library. So I drug the kids in the cold rain to the library to pick him up. Hey, I let my toddler check out a Clifford movie so I'm not that evil. Jack and I had a date when the kids went to bed. And now I am all hot and sweaty :)

Log: 2008.11.24

Activity: Running
Time: 47:00
Pace: 9:22

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Log: 2008.11.23

Activity: Running
Time: 52min
Distance: 5.26 miles
Pace: 9:22 (not including warmup/cooldown) - 1% incline

Notes:
I felt like garbage but still mustered up the courage to step on the mill and knock off another episode of the Sopranos. I was 20min short of my time goal for the week - will need to be more vigilant next week.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Log: 2008.11.12

Activity: Core (Wii Fit)
Time: 30:00

Notes:

I tried out our new Wii Fit yesterday and it's actually pretty cool and a real workout. It's primarily yoga, pilates and strength exercises with a few games thrown in. I'm even a little sore today!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Log: 2008.11.11

Activity: Running
Time: 47:00
Distance 4.8 miles
Pace: 9:22 (not including warmup and cooldown)
Incline: 1%

Notes:

Yet another exciting episode of 24...

Monday, November 10, 2008

Log: 2008.11.10

Activity: Running
Time: 24min
Distance: 2.3 miles
Incline: 1% (and up - hills)
Pace: 9:22

Notes:

I missed my mileage marks for last week so I made sure to get some time in today even though it's not my normal running day. I'm glad I did as I felt less tired afterwards.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Log: 2008.11.07

Activity: Running
Time: 27:00

Notes:

This was a true multi-tasking run as I stopped at the post office, picked up a birthday gift for my dad, and got ingredients for dinner while pushing the kids in the stroller. Yet another day in the life of a running mommy...

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Log: 2008.11.06

Activity: Running
Time: 45:00

Notes:

Ducked out of work early to hit the trails in get in one last comfortable run before the snow flies. Felt awesome!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Log: 2008.11.04

Activity: Running
Time: 30:00

Notes:

Easy treadmill run; All is well - the new pace feels much better

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Log: 2008.11.02 - TIME TRIAL

Activity: Running
Distance: 4.67m
Time: 40:00

Notes:

1m warmup; 5K Time Trial; remainder cool down;

All at 1% incline

Splits: 7:40, 7:02, 6:53

5K Time: 22:14 (7:10 pace)

As I've noted in previous blog entries, I felt my training pace was too slow. I have been following Daniel's Running Formula which had me at a VDOT of 39 based on my recent half. So I decided to test the wheels out today and see what I could do.

I did even better than I expected and improved my VDOT to 44. A 3:15 marathon tracks to a VDOT of 49 so I am well on my way. I felt like I had more in the tank and looking at my splits shows I could have easily dropped 30s or more off the first mile. Very encouraging!

I'll do another time trial in December and see where things stand.