Running review

I had a fun run this morning which capped off a pretty good running week. Monday was not so great, but after that, the rest of the week worked according to plan.

Wednesday I just had a 2.5 mile tempo run. I was about 10 seconds faster than my goal pace. Thursday was a 4 mile recovery run. I ran it too fast–about 1.5 minutes per mile too fast. I don’t feel like I suffered for it.

Today I had a 9 mile long run. For me, anything 8 miles and over is a great long run. Up to that point, it is just a run (some people need 16+ miles to call it a long run). I only have an 8 mile course well marked out. Anything longer than that I just guess at and hope I get close to my distance. Today I wanted to go down a certain street so that I could tack on the extra distance I needed. I ended up turning 1 block too late and added 1.28 miles to my 8 mile course instead of just 1 mile. No biggie.

Long runs are supposed to be between 10:31 and 11:31 per mile. I ran it in 10:43. Right on target.

I ate my first Clif Bar today. It is one I have had in the cupboard for over 2 years. I am not sure what it was like originally, but it had the consistency of moist chalk today. I started eating it at mile 5 and it took me 3 miles to get it down. Good thing I had plenty of drink with me.

I felt pretty good after the run and it probably has to do with the Clif Bar. However, I was ready for my afternoon nap about 3 hours early today.

It was 81 degrees as I was out running this morning. I got started about 1 hour late.

3 thoughts on “Running review”

  1. This was Crunchy Peanut Butter flavor. There was nothing crunchy about it. I wonder how it has changed in the last 2 years?

    I will eat my Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter next week during my long run.

    The 81 degrees was due to getting out so late. I ran between 8:30 and 10:00 am. I will try to get out around 7:30 next week which should be about 78 degrees. It may not sound like much, but I can really feel the difference in just a few degrees at that temp.

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