Tuesday - ran 3 miles:
Lap 1 - 9:52
Lap 2 - 9:27
Lap 3 - 9:18
My foot felt fine - this is the start of Hal Hidgon's 1/2 training schedule. ;-)
Wednesday: For my warm-up I went for a 2 mile walk with the dogs - Sophie (on left - top) and her mum, Nutmeg.
The training schedule called for 5 x 400 repeats at 5-K pace . . . the last one - well actually the last two were killers. Obviously I was running a little fast . . . for me. :-)
Lap 1 - 8:38
Lap 2 - 10:18
Lap 3 - 8:47
Lap 4 - 11:08
Lap 5 - 8:50
Lap 6 - 11:41
Lap 7 - 8:12
Lap 8 - 11:52
Lap 9 - 8:31
Lap 10 - 12:55
It was such a nice morning - overcast and cool that I decided to bike to work. It was a beautiful morning for a bike ride. This is a great way to get a 15+ mile bike ride in during the week. Only problem is that the weather didn't cooperate. I had to be picked up after work because it was pouring out - my son picked me up from work.
Tomorrow's run will be 3 miles -
Susan G. Koman Race for the Cure - Saturday - June 5
Getting ready for the Race for the Cure. I was concerned with my foot stress fracture that I would not be able to run. I have run the last 5 years - and really wanted to run the race - not walk it. Based on my miles this week - I will be fine. Last year I ran it in 28:20. I am not sure I will be faster, given that I have only been back running for about 2 weeks and that has been limited . . . but it doesn't matter . . . at least I will be running.
I am also super excited about this years race - this is the first year the company that I work for is sponsoring a team. My company is involved in a lot of community activities - but is very careful about adding to those activities. I felt compelled to get the company to sponsor a team - my hope is that it will grow into an annual event. Over the last year and 1/2 we lost two co-workers to breast cancer and I have been thinking that we really - really needed to do something to honor them. Considering we only got going 2 weeks ago - we have a 26 person team and have raised $1,300. Additionally the company is making a $2,000 contribution, paid $15 of the registration fee per person . . . and we ordered custom Bondi Bands - they just arrived in the mail today - in my rush to get out of work (my son was waiting for me) I left it at the office. Picture below will be taken tomorrow. ;-)
Signing off . . . have a great evening . . . HAPPY NATIONAL RUNNING DAY.