Sunday, February 20, 2011
Week #3 Underway (version 2)
“Ante’s are up and the price of poker just got more expensive!” Well, today begins week #3 of my 12 week training program and so far so good. My weekly mileage will be increasing the further I progress into the plan (and with additional “bonus” miles). Tomorrow is a holiday, so “no work for me!” Life is good today….. Note: Added another 3 miles tonight (1st two-a-day of the year)
Actually, I have plenty of work to do; I just don’t have to sit at my desk while doing it tomorrow. This was a somewhat decent weekend minus Tyler’s illness (his fever returned). I managed to squeeze in an outdoor run and maintain my goal pace or better. Unfortunately, I woke up this morning to partial sleet and some freezing rain. I tested the waters by walking outside but thought to myself, that it wasn’t worth the risk of slipping and getting injured (or getting sick). Bummer: “well, back to the trusty treadmill.” It’s all good, and it was a great run!
I made a couple of updates to my training plan (pictured below). I added the WPAFB St. Patty’s Day 10K and Harrigan’s Tavern 5K fun runs. Both runs are two days apart; 10K on the 17th and the 5K on the 19th (which will make for another minor training plan change). It should be a fun week and I get two t-shirts out of these events! Besides, it’ll be St. Patty’s Day “My Goodness, My Guinness!”
I knocked out a 4 ¼ mile run today in 35:06 (8:15 min/mile avg pace). It seemed to go by fast because I got to run and watch the boys play the Wii. Seeing my family having a good time makes the runs go by quicker! It also keeps my thoughts on different things too. I definitely cleared my mind with today’s run, that’s for sure! Thanks for the visit and have a great week!
PS I ran another 3 miles after the race tonight….. Feelin’ goooood right about now! First two-a-day of the training plan, kind of impromptu, but definitely worth it!Happy running and God bless! 2 Tim 4:7