Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Knocked out another Boot Camp

This time it was schedule C. Again, I just did my thing, tried to hang in there and work hard and finish strong.

I know I've only been at it for about a week or so but I'm really feeling like I'm getting stronger. I'm not putting in the big weekly miles that I should be but I'm doing good and the weight is melting away. I only logged 17 miles last week but I still feel like I worked hard. I guess I have time still to start ramping up. I want to be good and ready for Space City 10-miler in October. Look for a leaner faster me at the starting line for that one.

So, here are the stats for the boot camp, the running ones at least:
Total distance - 3.8 miles
2 mile warmup - average 13:38 pace
600m splits - 4:05 / 4:04 / 4:04 / 4:10 / 4:08 (average ~11:03 pace)
Average pace for the night - 12:19

I really ran those 600s consistently. My legs felt like mush to start the 3rd one and I was really huffin'. But I kept thos last ones strong all the way to the finish. I'm definitely pleased with my effort for this on.

I can't say enough thanks to our coaches who are strictlyl volunteer. Thanks Miriam, Lee, Chris, Steeeve, and Barbara for your motivation, encouragement, and friendship. YOU ROCK!!! Oh, and Barb, you're a hoot!!!


J~mom said...

Great job Vic!! Your pace is fantastic for your training!

txrunnergirl said...

Sounds like an awesome workout! Maybe one year, between my schedule and the hubby's, I will actually get to do smartie training!

Steve Bezner said...

Dang wish I could have been there; hope to see you this weekend sometime!

L*I*S*A said...

Good job on the splits, Vic!!

WADDLER26.2 said...

Great splits. Keep it up.

RunninRobin said...

Wow Vic you really are getting much faster!! Gives me hope! lol

I have been running with my running training group and we are on 2 min running, 3 min walking but the running portions are at a 10 min/11 min per mile clip. That is super fast for me so I hope ultimately it will make me faster too!

Keep up the good work :)

Humble Runner said...

I haven't read many blogs, but I've been checking your blog almost hourly.

There is a lump in my throat every time I hit your link... wondering if and when those pcitures will appear.

Vic said...

I'm still debating what to do with the pics. :) I'm leaning towards
the lifesize cutout that I can carry with me to all the SMARTie practices
and to have at the starting line at all the warmup races. We'll see.

Timmy said...

Good job on the workout! And thanx for the link to the running calculator.