Friday, October 3, 2008

Resisting Temptation

This evening's run was an easy stroll around the lower loop with Sara, and then a larger loop around Jacqueline Onassis Reservoir. I covered just over 8 miles in 1:11:02. It was such a pleasant evening that I had to resist the temptation to run longer. It finally felt like fall, so the air was crisp and cool. The park was relatively empty. I felt I could roam freely physically, mentally...spiritually. No ipod or other distractions. Just me and my footsteps. I've always thought that everyone should have a method of escape. At this point, for me, it's running.

I'm sore from yesterday's weights session. Definitely gave my back and core a solid workout. I feel like just a little bit of extra strength will shave off a few seconds or a minute for me during the race, and I will probably need it.

Tomorrow, I'm planning on another pace exercise around the park, but maybe a 7 mile pace run instead. To meet my reduced mileage goal for the week, I'll need to do another 15 on Sunday. I'm hoping to have Sara's company again for the long run.

Today's workout:
Lap Time Distance Avg Pace Avg Heart Rate Avg Cadence Calories
1 00:09:06 1.09 mi 08:22
107 bpm -- 120 C
2 00:17:27 1.67 mi 10:25 119 bpm -- 179 C
3 00:00:03 0.00 mi 20:27 115 bpm -- 1 C
4 00:36:09 4.30 mi 08:24 139 bpm -- 453 C
5 00:09:05 0.95 mi 09:33 122 bpm -- 105 C

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