3.17.2008

8-Mile Loop

Well I have all but abandoned the weekday morning workouts. It is just not happening at this time. So now I have to sit at work all day and think about how I haven't done my workout. Today was no different and since all I did yesterday was swim I decided to head out for a run when I got home. This was one of my first long runs in a few weeks and it felt good but not great. I could really tell that I need to do a lot more work.

The run started out pretty nice and my pace felt pretty good. I did a quick cadence check at about 3 miles and I was right on 90 steps per minute. I started to feel a bit tired about 4-5 miles but pushed on. At about mile 6 my stomach started to bother me. I think it had to do with the Chi tea yesterday at Starbucks but we will have to wait and see. I was able to hold my stomach together to finish the 8 mile loop.

Last time I ran the loop in 1:04 and had to push pretty hard for the last mile or so. This time was a bit slower at 1:08 but my legs were feeling pretty good for the last 1.5 miles and if it wasn't my for my stomach I think I would have been on the same pace as before. I am also sure I would have felt stronger but that is the way the human body works. There will be days when you feel 100% and days when you don't. As long as you can push through the hard days you get to look forward to that day when you feel awesome.

7 comments:

Tiffany said...

Way to go! Bummer that chai seems to disagree with you. It's a serious addiction for me.

Way to push through even though it was a tough run for you. Like you said, it must mean you have a really great feeling run coming up! :)

jessithompson said...

Nice work, buddy. Sorry about the tummy troubles.

Chris said...

I am beginning to appreciate the early hours of the day. My work days begin at 5:45 so I must set the alarm for about 4:30 or 4:45 a.m. It's been gong well so far.

Phaedra Cote said...

keep up the good work Steve. I wouldn't worry too much about the pace.....like you said, there are good days and bad days. Put your time in, have fun training and save the pacing woes for race day where it really counts!

SUPERSTAHHHH.....

Phaedra.

Tim Swanson said...

Dang, man, you are racking up the miles! Nice!! Sorry to hear you are not on the Chai team....its the only thing I drink at the SBUX. Wish I could get out there w/ ya on some after work rides/runs....maybe after we get some daylight later into the evenings.
Can't wait to see you flip turns again soon!

Tim

Trish said...

Keep up the good work Steve! Your workout blogs are really inspiring! Sad about the chai...have you tried regular tea, or now that the weather is warming up, iced tea? I would recommend both options at Starbucks! Good luck finding a new drink :)

LORIE said...

WAY TO GO! It was good to see you last night!