Monday, March 27, 2006

It's beginning to feel a lot like springtime!

Tonight was an incredible 18C/65F as I headed out the door for my 14K/8.7M loop at 4:30 p.m. It had been raining most of the day but let up so I could run :-) My goal was a quicker pace, about 5:30/K (8:51/M). I obtained this the first kilometer, then 5:10/K with the second, the 4:55/K with the third. At this point I knew I would wear myself out at this pace so slowed it down a bit. The wind was behind me for a change so I still managed a pretty good pace. I passed my 10K marker (a tree) in 51:01, for a pace of 5:06/K (8:13/M), according to my records the fastest I’ve ran this during training and just 11 seconds slower than my best 10K race! I slowed down to a gentle jog shortly after this, just as the rain started up again. I finished the 14K with an average pace of 5:13/K (8:23/M), not bad!

In the diet department, I’ve adjusted my meals slightly trying to spread out my protein a little better. We’ll see how that works for me, stay-tuned.

18 C and 4.30 p.m. is the perfect situation for a wonderful workout and you did it!
Sounds like a great run. Hope the protein spread out helps - I know I am forever having to tweak my nutrients, which can be frustrating! Take care. :-)
congrats jack.
I like those photos. I use to make something similar but with actual photos to see the spots to attack!

Keeping the ideal weight is a task for the rest of our lives, but we will be always close with the training!
Awesome job on the run!!
It is starting to feel a lot like spring around here as well. Maybe that's why you were running so fast.
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