Friday, March 23, 2012

I want them all to be like this

Yesterday, on the way home from work I had a great idea. I called the husband and asked if he could pick up the little one from school. He had driven in to work that day, something that rarely happens as he usually takes the bus. He said sure so I booked it home changed and hopped on the treadmill. Like I mentioned yesterday I like to push it on the treadmill as I know it is a bit easier.  Mile 1 was my warm up mile, mile 2 I started making my way towards the 12:00 pace, once I landed on it I stayed there until I hit mile 4. At mile 4 I was supposed to start my cool down, instead I kept increasing the pace. At one point I was at 6.5mph which is fast for me...a 10 - something pace.  Once I completed mile 5 I slowed down to 5mph on the treadmill and it never felt easier. Clearly I need to push myself more when I am on the treadmill.  I ended with 5.1 miles at 63 minutes a 12:12 pace overall. It worked out perfect as the family came home when I had .75 of a mile left so they had a few minutes to unwind while I finished up.
I love good runs like this! I felt at that moment that I could conquer anything and while I am still slower then the average person this run for me was awesome. It was the real confidence boost that I needed.  One thing I didn't love about my run is my dang skirt would not stay up on my bum. I love this skirt because the compression shorts underneath don't ride up at all for me, but I get all saggy booty from the back of the skirt. I might just have to much junk in my trunk for it.  I would love to wear it during an actual race but until I can figure out the trunk issue it remains in my training skirts only pile. What, I do remember wearing it one race and I remember having to pull it up the entire time. I thought at the time it was because of the capri's.  Of course now that I look at this photo it kind of makes my legs look stumpy.


I will say I love my tank though. I have raved about them before they are the Under Armour tanks, I picked up at the outlet by my house.  These tanks are the best by themselves and as layers underneath long sleeve shirts. I have 3 of them and they are usually my go to top for when I am at home.  I like them because I have a longer torso and they fit nicely.

I am glad it is Friday, I have a short run planned for today. This weekend my long run is 6 miles and after today's run I am actually looking forward to it.  After two weekends in a row with races its nice to have break.

What's your plan for the weekend?

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14 comments:

  1. Way to go! Love that you were able to get your run it...sounds like it went great!

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  2. So glad you had such a great run, and on the treadmill! Have a great weekend. It is supposed to be sunny:) Yay!

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  3. way to go! you look cute in your skirt! This weekend, I have a 6 mile run on saturday! training for the disney 1/2 marathon!

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  4. That's a great run! I actually found that interval runs gave me the confidence to run faster. I think that knowing you only have to keep that faster pace for a little while makes it easier and then sometimes you can do it for longer than your realized. Isn't it a great feeling!?

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  5. Actually 6.5 is a NINE something pace- so you are even *more* awesome than you thought!!!

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  6. Love, love, love my Under Armour tank and other shirts! Nice run!

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  7. Congrats on getting in a good run! I love races, but I know what you mean about enjoying a break, too. We're supposed to have gorgeous weather and plan to break out the grill and celebrate my husband's bday with some friends!

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  8. Thats some great running :-)
    Think we are spending the weekend in the garden, it needs some SERIOUS attention!

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  9. Good job pushing the pace! But you are funny; I find the treadmill much harder than outside. I also have a long torso, I should get some of those tanks. I hate too short shirts!

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  10. nice job getting a good run in. the skirt is cute but it sounds like it is too big!

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  11. Awesome run! Love that feeling after a run like that. My plans are a short run today and a half tomorrow with my husband. I'm hoping for great weather and a lot of time outside.

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  12. Glad you had such a great run! I love runs like that, such confidence boosting! Happy weekend!

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  13. I thought I smelled smoke . . . .clearly it was your running shoes on fire - dang girl - FAST!!!!! AWESOME!!!! I did a 5.1 mile race today and only did it in 68 minutes - wooo, you were booking it!!! GREAT JOB!!!!
    I've never run in a skirt - I kind of want to try it, but am kinda scared of the inner thigh wedgie (or worse!). Your tank is cute and look at your muscles - dang girl - all those workouts are working! Keep up the great job!

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