Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Running Week: 3-09--3-15-2009

Monday: No Run Today: Scheduled Day Off
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Tuesday: Pot-Walnut-Washington--Out & Back--Neighborhood
(AM) Distance: 2.25 Miles - Easy run with no time. "Fun Run"
(PM) Distance: 8 Miles--1:02:45--7:50 Pace
Total Miles: 10.25
Weather: 47 Degrees--10mph Wind

With the Chambersburg 1/2 Marathon just day's away I took it fairly easy today. My 8 miles in the evening was on an out and back with some uphill climbs and and a few hills. The wind coming back was pretty strong, yet I ran quicker on this half. I ran a overall pace of 7:50 per mile, which was right where I wanted to be. It was a controlled run and quite relaxed. I would like to hold this pace for Chambersburg. We'll see...I just know that course can be brutal on a cold day when the wind is blowing.
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Wednesday: Wilson-Sherman-Neighborhood Streets
Distance: 6 Miles--48:00--8:00 Pace
Weather: 64 Degress--Wind Gusts over 40 mph

After running 6 easy miles today and then going to Jerri's Doctor's appointment, I come home to some bad news. I just got a new job and found out today that they only have one time to do Orientation and that will be this Saturday. I have to be there from 8am until 5pm so I will miss out on running the Chambersburg 1/2 Marathon. As much as I am upset, I am happy to have a new job, especially in todays economy. I still have the Mountain MD Mrathon on April 19th so I will keep on training. We also found out that our little baby's kidney's are a little big. They said that it is somewhat common in pregnancy's, but we go back in 4 weeks to find out if the problem corrected itself. We will be doing alot of praying that our little girl's kidneys turn out to be normal....
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Thursday: 1st Street-Kenley-Willow Circle-Rose Hill
(AM) Distance: 4 Miles--No Time--Just Casual Run
(PM) Distance: 5.5 Miles--47:21--8:36 Pace
Total Distance: 9.5 Miles
Weather: 40's With Wind Chill In 30's

Nothing much to tell really about my running today. Morning 4 miles were easy and casual. Evening run of 5.5 miles was with Steve. We took it easy and cruised around and finished at a 8:36 pace overall. Pretty boring route today.
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Friday: Wilson--Down & Back
Distance: 2 Miles--No Time--Probaly 8:00 min pace
Weather: 40's

I was just not into running today. Felt bummed so I didn't want to go out and hate my run. That's the last thing I want to end up doing.
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Saturday: Chambersburg 1/2 Marathon
Distance: 13.1 Miles--1:37:00--7:25 Pace
Total Distance: 16 Miles
Weather: 35 TO 40 Degrees

Orientation was cancelled today so I ended up getting to run the 1/2 Marathon afterall. I am going to write a blog just about today. That way I can be more detailed. I did come in 50th out of 332 Runners.
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Sunday: C&O Canal Tow Path
Distance: 10 Miles--1:28:27--8:50 Pace
Weather: 45

We went down to the Canal today to do a nice easy recovery run. After yesterday's hard running on the hills, my quads were aching a little. After 2 miles my legs loosened some and the run felt a little better. We took it really easy and just shot the poop the whole time. We hit the turn around at 43:20 and wanted to just keep it under 9:00 minute pace. After 7 miles I could feel some pain..nothing bad, just the pain of a hard run the day before. We finished up at 1:28:27 with a overall pace of 8:50 per mile. It was funny because yesterday I ran 3.1 miles in 1:37:00 flat. Today felt extremly slow but that was the whole plan.
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Total Miles This Week: 53.75
Total Miles This Year: 527.48