Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Longer Tempo

Jason and I have been working the early schedule at Fermi Lab which is annoying in the morning when the alarm is buzzing at 4:30, but totally awesome when we are out running by 4:30 in the afternoon. I love the summers because it stays light so late that it never really feels late.

Anyways, today we had a 45 minute tempo run which is slightly longer than the 4o minute tempos that we have done for the past couple of weeks. We warmed up for the usual 15 minutes...now wait for it, it gets really interesting now. Instead of running 5-4 minute speed up segments as we did here, we did 5-5 minute segments then a 5 minute cool down. See I told you it was going to be really exciting.

Actually I was really worried about the run because a minute longer even though only a minute is well longer. But the run went really well. Unlike last week, I was able to keep the pace up on the last segment and the cool down was a nice cool down and not a shuffling walk.

Tomorrow is the usual easy three miles and then Friday morning we are off to Dallas, TX for a conference. The word on the street is that Jason and Leah are going to hook up with Runner Susan for a long run early Sunday morning. Stay tuned!

8 comments:

Bob said...

Cool, I hear it's hot down there so take it easy!....Say hi to Runner Susan for me. Have fun at the confrence.

LeahC said...

I know I am a little worried about the heat.....but it should be ok cause we are planning on running early so it will help....don't know about the hills either though!

Bob said...

Hey make sure she wears the new running skirt she has been blogging about.

Jason said...

Hmmm...I'm not sure if we're on good enough terms with Runner Susan to make dress requests. Or rather, we should probably at least buy her a drink first.

Susan said...

Hee, maybe I'll give the skirt a test Sunday night . . . we'll see. Can't wait to meet you guys.

LeahC said...

:-)

I am interested in the running skirt idea...I have heard good things!

Danny said...

That sounds like a cool blogger meetup.

(You'll have to let us know if Runner Susan's as funny in person as online!)

LeahC said...

Yeah I am looking forward to it. Stay tuned for pictures and stories!