Friday, April 22, 2011

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood!


The morning started at 8 am with 6 x Mile repeats at a nearby track. The track is 1.5 miles from the house the perfect warm up and cool down distance. The track is well used by the neighborhood and several walkers and runners were there on this beautiful day! The repeats were hard, but AWESOME! The plan was for 10k pace, but I haven't run one in nearly 2 years. So I decided on low 8:40s or maybe 8:30s if I was feeling good. All 6 repeats were in the 8:30s! I was very happy with how it went.


The afternoon was spent at the golf course... Hubby played 9 holes while I sat in the sunshine and finished my book. It was torture...NOT! It was a little piece of heaven! The book was great! I have already begun to put several ideas into my daily training. I am already seeing progress including how I approached the morning's workout.

8 comments:

NattyBumpo said...

Sorry to hear about your trying afternoon of reading and relaxation. It must have been terrible. Did you at least get one drink with an umbrella in it just to help take the pain of such agony away?

Good workout. I did less than half of that and was completely gassed at the end. I am looking forward to getting up to 6X1600's.

juanitagf said...

My drink of choice was a giant diet Coke from 7 Eleven.

As for the 6 repeats, I have never done more than 4 in the past. I read an article from McMillan running about the best 10k speed workouts. This was the easiest... YIKES! Going to run a 10k on Memorial Day.

Amanda@runninghood said...

Look at that sunshine! And I love that book...read it in college and then loaned it to someone and have not seen it since. :( Great book. How do you like it? I hope the sunshine stays around for awhile! Great job on your mile repeats!

Julie said...

I need some more beautiful days like yesterday! I'm ready for them!

I enjoyed a good little book in the sun yesterday, too.

Medievalist said...

wow, way to go! that picture is so cute!

Jill said...

That's the best running picture I've ever seen!! :)

Heard great things about the book, I hope it lives up to it's reputation!

And holy smokes, excellent job on the mile repeats, that's great!

Jim ... 50after40 said...

Thank you for your nice comments about my race - BTW, I love your profile info ... totally agree!!!

Small Town Runner said...

What race are you doing for Memorial day???

That is a GREAT photo on the track, J!! And it sounds like an excellent workout you did. Fantastic!

Enjoy the nice time on the course...If you can't join em, relax, right?? =D