Thursday, September 28, 2006

3 miles!!!

Wow!!! What was that all about? I really felt great tonight. I felt good all day for that matter. I really felt like running today while walking around the office. A couple of times I broke into a trot on the way down the hall and had to contain myself. Depending on which schedule I eventually decide to follow for the remainder of my training, I was either supposed to do a 25 minute tempo run or 3 easy miles. So, I decided to do a 1 mile warmup, 1 mile at tempo effort, and 1 mile cool down.

Straight to the stats:
Total distance - 3.0 miles
Total time - 41:05
Mile 1 - 13:53 (I really WAS going easy)
Mile 2 - 12:53
Mile 3 - 14:17
Average pace - 13:41 (that's right at goal marathon pace)
Temp - 82 degrees
Humidity - 60%
Pre-run nutrition - 16 oz. Gatorade and small protein bar

I'm kind of speechless. I don't know what to think about this run. I don't worry much about anomalously bad runs. I usually just blow them off. So, I shouldn't give too much weight to this run but I had fun. I like the results. It felt good. I look at the times and wonder, "Wow, Vic, you must have really been pushing it." But I really executed at the familiar tempo effort for mile 2 and miles 1 and 3 were definitely conversational. I don't know what happened but I'll take it.


Barbara said...

Way to go! That's awesome! And I'm liking the humidity % you posted.

I'm feeling mighty fine myself this evening. Trading emails with Sarah as I watch the Cardinals implode in a wave of baseball comedy.

The best part is their relief pitchers are probably all worn out by now, their batters are surely all tired....which helps our cause even more for the upcoming games.

I guess that has nothing to do with your run. What can I say? You're happy, I'm happy, we're all happy!!!

Anonymous said...

Sooooo glad you had a great run...I see many more of those in your future!!! (and I am VERY sorry I missed the shirtless run the other day.....she said, winking)

Anonymous said...

That last comment was from me----Tate :)

Jenny said...

WTG Vic that's great!

Anonymous said...


In your future summaries, you need to add a line for "attire" :-)


ravenclawprefect said...

Way to go Vic!

You are coming along great.


Lisa said...

Isn't it great when you have those days when everything just seems to come together? The run, the work, the stuff outside of work, etc.

Way to go, Vic!!