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Friday, February 12, 2010

TGIF Ten Miler

This afternoon, I decided to switch things up a bit and do my long run today so that I could open up my weekend some. So, with the cool weather, I was able to head out around 2:30, and my goal was to try and complete the 10 miler within a 1:40 time frame, which means an average pace of 10:00 min/mile.

For the first 5 miles, I was more than on track with this goal:

1: 9:28
2: 9:22
3: 9:28
4: 9:37
5: 9:44

But, then I turned around. Into a 20 mph wind. So, the second half of my run was TOUGH:

6: 10:23
7: 10:41
8: 10:31
9: 10:34
10: 10:31

The wind was so strong, I felt like I was practically running in place, and I haven't had to work that hard in awhile. In the end, though, I just barely missed my time goal, finishing in 1:40:21. It kinda peeved me since I had reached the 5 mile turn around at 47 minutes and change and was well on track to finish my 10 miler far faster than my originally intended 1:40, but in the end, I was so worn out after that windy second half, that I was just happy to be done.

And now, that run is out of the way for the weekend, and I can just do a few short runs, which is nice.

20 comments:

Erin said...

I can believe the wind slowed you down. I could barely open a door at work today the wind was so strong.

MCM Mama said...

Good job at least coming close, despite the wind.

Enjoy your weekend!

JojaJogger said...

Great job against the wind, I hate headwinds.

Firefly's Running said...

Nice job! Enjoy your weekend!

N.D. said...

regardless you did great - I wish I could go out in the outside weather and run.

Rio said...

I ran 10 miles today too! But without the wind.
Have a great weekend!

D10 said...

Nice job. Enjoy the weekend. Happy 1st Valentine's Day to Norah!

Badgergirl said...

Wind can be brutal. Nice job on the run though!

Katie A. said...

I HATE WIND! I actually think I will take rain and heat over that any day! Maybe even snow! But is such a mental challenge also that I just can't do it!
Good for you for finishing strong - you totally have the legs back for a sub 1:40, don't let this run discourage you! Enjoy your weekend and your V-Day!

ajh said...

My run is almost always into the wind on the way home. It is discouraging.

Heather said...

Nice job on the 10 miler - that's still an impressive run, even with the wind slow down.

shellyrm aka jogging stroller mama said...

Great long run. How great to have it done already. Enjoy the Valentine's Day weekend!

Sarah said...

Awesome run! It always feels great when I do my long run Saturday morning...then I have the whole weekend to relax and feel good that I accomplished it. :)

Jamoosh said...

Nothing but goodness on the flip slide. This will make yuo a better runner.

Lisa said...

i've had runs like that - wind assist on the way out, wind torture on teh way back. good job getting the long one out of the way for the weekend - now enjoy!

TonyP said...

This is a really great run for you Jess. Well done!

X-Country2 said...

That's a heck of a wind! Great run, enjoy your weekend.

Crystal said...

I had hoped to run last night but the weather turned from icky to downright nasty by about 6pm so that option was out. Nice job on the 10 miles...at least one of us will finish the race!

TNTcoach Ken said...

That's why we always try to start into the wind, so it's pushing us back on the second half. Great job.

moni said...

It's always nicer when the wind is at your back! Way to keep on trudging through it. Enjoy your weekend!