Thursday, July 14, 2011

Chapter 2 page 375 - TR 136 10 miles slow but DONE

After sitting in the grass last week during our 6 miler as a result of the 106* heat index.  2 weeks ago, I rolled around in the grass for 3 minutes during our "10 miler" (that shrank to become a 9.25 miler).  I was in desperate need of a "win" - which in the Wells L dictionary is defined as . . .
"Completing the required training plan mileage without utter collapse, quitting, giving up, or hating every step"
Today . . . today, I got a "win".  I owe "L" a un-repayable debt!  "L", who hasn't run more than 5 miles since last September, did this with me of her own free will - NOW THAT'S A TRAINING PARTNER FRIEND!!!!!  Today's run was by no means fast, but it got done and I got my "win" and that feels good (despite everything else feeling sore and achy - oh well . . . it might be worth it!!!!).  Mark it off the training schedule and look forward to the next challenge (maybe with a little apprehension).  Done is still done and it's oh so much sweeter than a FAIL!

mileage recap (mostly for my own record - not that any of you care)
miles 0-1.3= walking warm up
miles 1.3-2.25= 2:2 intervals
quick potty break 
miles 2.25-3.25 = walk (crazy busy highway)
miles 3.25-5 = 2:2 intervals
quick water break
mile 5-6 - walk
mile 6-9 = 2:2 intervals
mile 9-10 = walking cool down
total time = 2:46 (slow, but done without sitting down; felt good until the 9th mile then things started hurting and the sun shining directly into my eyes just pissed me off all the more and made things even more uncomfortable)


  1. Way to tough out a HOT run! You are awesome!

  2. Okay, so after reading your post I feel like a wimp for quitting after 30 minutes of swimming this morning. I am not looking forward to hitting double digits on mileage. Good thing I have a month or so! It is great that you have someone to do it with you, that makes all the difference in the world!

  3. Oh, and apparently I am half asleep. I meant to say awesome on your win over the 10 mile training run!

  4. I care! Way to not take a nap in the grass. You are doing it, girl!

  5. It's all about time on your feet. A job well done!

  6. Hooray! Nicely done, a "win" is so appreciated after a few tough runs!

  7. Can I just say I wanted a medic immediately after the training. "L" lol

  8. Nice job!! Sound like you must be healing up well!

  9. Well done on the run!! And you think you are in the running for my title ... I think not!