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Austin, Texas, United States
I'll make you laugh, or break my neck trying. This is usually accomplished with daily bouts of swimming, biking and running. A former "chub-a-holic," I got fit and healthy the good old fashioned way and went from a mid-pack athlete to top age group runner and triathlete. I'm a Writer and USAT Level 1 Certified Triathlon Coach. I guess that makes me part Tina Fey and part Jillian Michaels. Visit my coaching site at www.fomotraining.com

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Rockin' Pace Run...and then a Nap

I don’t know how I pulled it out, but I had a great 10 mile pace run on Monday with the Gazelles. My legs were certainly beat from the 18 miler on Saturday and the long bike/run brick on Monday. My last 10 mile pace run was dismal as I cut it short to 7 miles, so I was going into Monday’s workout with a little doubt and trepidation. The goal of this run is to “let the run come to you,” as Coach says. Run the first two miles slow and then gradually pick up the pace and settle in for the long haul. That’s exactly what Thon, Amy and I did. I did have to stop for frequent water breaks as it was hot and humid as hell, but I was feeling mentally strong throughout even though I wasn’t necessarily at 100% physically.

Mile 1: 9:54
Mile 2: 9:11
Mile 3: 8:29
Mile 4: 8:17
Mile 5: 7:39
Mile 6: 7:34
Mile 7: 7:30
Mile 8: 7:31
Mile 9: 7:25
Mile 10: 7:32
Mile .14: 1:03

8:06 avg for the full 10 miles
7:43 avg pace for the 8 miles

On Monday evening, I had every intention of going to Corture Class, but was so freaking tired that I decided to lay down for a nap before class. Well, a 30 minute nap turned into 1 hour and I totally missed corture. I knew I needed the rest when I didn’t feel one bit guilty about missing class!

I’ve got a crazy couple of weeks ahead that includes a 17+ training week, the Skeese Greets Women’s Tri on Sunday, the Fila Relay Running Race on 8/31 and the Austin Olympic Tri on Monday, September 3rd. Thank God next week is a recovery week.

FYI—the bike rides like BUTTA!!


Anonymous said...

"the bike" is still nameless? j

Deb said...

O.K.... your SLOW time is my fast pace. LOL! Keep those legs movin!