Tuesday, January 16, 2007

SLOWLY GOING UP THE HILL....

The bad thing is that I still have some remains of cough and chest congestion but the good thing is that I feel better enough to resume my training schedule (I'm at week 6 now). I missed 4 runs out of 5 last week which is not the end of the world but enough to worry me about improvement on my half-marathon time. The problem that I'm having right now is to do my easy and long runs slower. I'm always running at 10 min/mile except for the speedwork where I push to 9 min/mile..... I thought I'd figured out which were my optimal speed but now I'm not sure if this is right since I can do my long runs at 10 min/mile....

Speedwork = 9:00 min/mile
Tempo Runs = 9:30-9:40 min/mile
Pace Runs = 10 min/mile
Easy Runs = 11 min/mile
Long runs = 12 min/mile
I guess I'm that type of runner who just goes out there and run, trying to run at a certain pace appears to be really hard for me! I might be challenge!! =) Tomorrow is a 40 mins tempo run and I hope the weather will be as beautiful as it was today (even thought it was -11oC with windchill!).
Happy Running everyone it feels so good to be back at this!!

2 comments:

yumke said...

Glad you're feeling better. I have the same problem sometimes of being disciplined in my running (in terms of putting in easy, long, intervals, etc)... good luck with teh tempo run and remember, it'll be perfect to beat the windchill..

Marty said...

Wow you're turning into a real spead demon : ) Keep at it, and results will follow!

Ps: Hope you're feeling better.

Marty