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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Hump Day Fiver

For the past two weeks, I've had a tough time motivating myself to get up in the early AM and get my runs done. Today was no exception. So, because I have night class tonight and am therefore on campus all. day. long, I packed up my running stuff and brought it along just as I did last week, and just like last week, I was able to carve out an hour in order to get a 5 miler done.

I took a slightly different path and ended up on a really nice asphalt trail that bordered a canal. This was great because I didn't have to worry about traffic and I got the majority of the run done without having to stop for lights.

In the end, the 5 miles took me 50:01. Damn. I had been hoping to get it done in either 50 flat, or under. But, I'm getting closer. With the sub-30 min 3 miler from yesterday, and my pace picking up on most runs, I am encouraged to see that I'm finally making headway in terms of returning to my pre-preggo pace. I'm sure this cool weather we've had of late has been some help, but I also know it's the result of the months I've been working at it so I'm pleased to see some progress.

31 comments:

Java Joggers said...

Way to go! Forget the weather... just take credit for all of that training you've been doing... it's paying off!

TonyP said...

Well done. Your pace is great. Keep it up.

runninghealthy said...

I have time to run during the middle of the day too, but I always worry about the showering afterwards aspect when I have something to do later in the day. Great job on the pace!

Jamoosh said...

Speed.Demon.

Lily on the Road said...

You are DOING GREAT!!!

hmm114 said...

LOVE your blog.....and the title of it is awesome!! Can't wait to poke around and do more reading. So glad I found it.

Christie said...

Yay for progress! You're on your way.

Nikki said...

Geesh, how could you miss your 50 min goal by a whole second! Hee hee, you're doing awesome. Keep it up!

JojaJogger said...

I say the one second is due to rounding error.

ajh said...

Good job on the progress. It is absolutely not the cool weather but your work! Keep it up!

Rio said...

The weather? Forget-about-it! The speed is you...all the way!

MCM Mama said...

Great job! All your hard work is paying off!

teacherwoman said...

Congrats on improving your speed!

Heather said...

Nice run!

Badgergirl said...

Nice job!

lifestudent said...

ok, random question. If you are running in between two classes, do you have the opportunity to shower too? Or do you go to class stinky? (Maybe you dont stink after a run ... some people dont!)

shellyrm said...

Great job! Congrats on getting more speedy!

Becca said...

Nothing is more motivating than progress...keep it up!

Kevin said...

You'll be back to pre-preggo running form in no time. I wouldn't worry about 1 sec

D10 said...

You are doing great. Looks like the pace you are looking for will return very soon.

N.D. said...

you are doing great! I think once you get into a routine of the mornings you'll be there. It's hard!

Oz Runner said...

nice job on the 5 miler...i have been wanting to try a mid day run sometime, but there is the hassle of changing clothes at work...

Marlene said...

Nice job on the 5. You are getting faster!

Viper said...

Great job. That's clear progress. Cheers!

Krissy said...

You are really kicking butt with the running! I wish I could bear the CT weather in the winter and run outside more but I just don't enjoy the cold 1 bit!
I take a hiatus from December to March because I am a baby for the cold, I just keep up the running on my treadmill but I don't do significant mileage that way. Well anyways, I just wanted to give you props for your running determination!

Katie A. said...

Great job on getting out there and those paces! So excited for you!!!

inmytummy said...

I think you get a 1-second grace period. So really, you did it in 50 minutes!

Wes said...

I don't have much to say about the 1 second, LOL... but you are getting faster!!! Woo hoo!!!

Jess said...

Great job squeezing in five miles at work and making them pretty speedy! You'll get back to that pre-preggo speed in no time.

aron said...

YAY progress! you are doing great girl, and way to get the run done mid day!

Taiwan-Teacher said...

eh... in my book, a 10 minute and 20/100 of a second mile is a ten minute mile! Great job!