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Half Marathon Training Week Eight (7/27/2010) 4 Easy Miles

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Ya, I can run faster but I choose to ~TRAIN TO RACE NOT RACE TO TRAIN~

Today's stats:

Early Morning
Clear skies
69 degrees
93% humidity
wind calm
67F dewpoint

Easy 4 mile run
@ 13:29

4 miles
13: 10 ap
Time 52:39
314 calories burned
139 av bpm HR

1) 13:23 (148)
2) 12:57 (136)
3) 13:11 (135)
4) 13:09 (138)

Shoe mileage: 323 miles

This morning's run was so enjoyable even if it was at 5:15-ish am. I love this time of day as it is so peaceful and almost zero traffic. Its just me, the birds, bunnies, paper boys, fellow runners and walkers that are out and about. The temps are so nice and my mind is so clear. It does not get any better than that, my friends. It actually makes getting up at 5am easy.

I have been dealing with DOMS since my HARD race Saturday and gradually it has been better with each passing day. This morning the DOMS is pretty much gone just like Nancy said it would be. She states that for each mile run in a race, it takes a day per mile to recover. I definitely buy into that notion. This morning running came so effortlessly and as you can see I took it at the assigned pace.

I will now continue to attempt to get my ST streaks set as a habit. I am still trying to get this done as I know the importance it is to a runner. I need and want to get rid of the fluff as I look at myself as fit/fat. The abdominal fluff has got to go! So, between now and Thursday (my next scheduled run) I shall work on ST...so help me God.

Until then...


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    once school starts, it will be dark when i could go run in the morning (about 4ish), and these farmers will run slap over you! *lol* i am going to miss morning runs. good luck on getting in that ST!
    3910 days ago
    I did those sunrise runs a few years ago, but this year I seem to be valuing sleep more than coolness. The heat at 8-9 isn't bothering me that much any longer, and having a flexible work schedule rocks.

    Or should I say it rawcks?
    3910 days ago
    You are doing amazing. I also love my early morning runs - nice and quiet - I am going to try to run again with out the MP3....it will be challenge I am afraid.
    3910 days ago
    Very encouraging! No wonder I'm still reeling from my 17 mile run on Saturday. Nice to know time will help.
    3910 days ago
    Liked this blog! What a great way to get the day started on a positive note. I truly believe the recovery of DOMS does take time. I felt the same way when I ran the 15k race Sunday before last. I did my run on Monday but very slowly and easy.

    Good job gal!

    3910 days ago
    Sounds like a lovely morning and a great run! You are a rock star!
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    3910 days ago
    Sounds like a beautiful run! I am so not a morning person, but I'll admit that the times I've made myself get up and go running early (like on Sunday) it has been 10000000% worth it! The morning is so peaceful, not to mention not too hot and humid! Great job...I'm so glad it was an easy run for you!

    3910 days ago
    What a way to start the day...hope the remainder of the day is just as satisfying!
    3910 days ago
    Great job! I absolutely LOVE early morning runs for the same reasons that you mentioned! So much more peaceful and carefree. You really kept that pace at an EASY effort! Felt good, huh? Glad to hear you working on strength! A strong body will lead to better, stronger runs :). Are you going to follow a certain ST program? I always found it helpful to write down my ST workouts BEFORE I start a particular ST session because it kept me focused and it went by faster (no thinking about what to do next). Hope you don't mind my 2 cents :).
    3910 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/27/2010 9:53:10 AM
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