Friday, July 28, 2006

11 Miles!

Well I got through it...but Holy Ass was it humid out. By the time I was finished with the run it looked like I had gone swimming. So. Gross.

The run was good. The first 8 miles were a bit faster than the last 3 but I had to stop for more water towards the end as I was just a bit on the warm side. But no walking. No whining. No stopping. Average pace = 9:03 which is fantastic for 90 degress +110% humidity :-)

I do think I was done with with "Motivate Leah" run at about 8.5 and so had to mentally be way strong to get through the last 2.5. Which I actually think is a great exercise....cause if you don't bring your mental game to race day you might as well not show up.

Tomorrow is 7 miles w 8x100 (which by the way I thought was a 5 mile recovery run....this schedule is insane! oh and next week looks to be even more fun. shit.) and then 18 miles on Sunday. Jason and I are going to Indianapolis to visit his brother and family and so we'll have to coordinate the running while there. Either the 7 miles in the afternoon when we get there or tomorrow morning before we leave. As it's 10pm already, I am leaning to tomorrow afternoon.

Well I think the keys on my keyboard are melting so it's time for me to go sit and not move very much.

9 comments:

Firefly's Running said...

Way to go! Awesome run. Stay cool!

Nicole said...

Nice job on the run espeically considering the weather.
And, your schedule is insane! Have fun in Indy.

Bob said...

Great Job Leah, sounds like you are getting back into the swing of things. Good luck on your runs this weekend. Don't go to hard on the strides and comprimise your long run on Sunday. Have a great weekend in Indy. Maybe drop our new Chicago bound friend Dave at Running by Design a line, he is in Indy. :) If your not to busy with family stuff. :)

Dave said...

Awesome job on the run - especially in this heat. Hope your trip to Indy was nice, though it was nice and hot here...saw your Mini Marathon blog the other day - awesome job on that too! I must have been one of the runners you passed towards the end :) - I finished just a couple of minutes behind you guys...

Michele said...

Great job on the run. This heat is killing my run times and getting me so down on myself.

Ryan said...

Nice work, Leah!! Great to see you're getting your groove back - even in the fierce heat. Good luck with the Indy running this weekend. You're right, the Pfitz plan is a bitch! 50 mile week, here we come

Full Metal Lunchbox said...

I'm amazed at the speed you can put on in this heat.  

Hope you guys had fun in Indy.

Bridgette said...

Holy Ass - is that God's donkey?

Thomas said...

One tip about the Pfitz training: never look too far ahead, because it tends to get more intense week by week.