Thursday, July 20, 2006

I'm Baaaaaack.....


Great (!!!!) run today. The plan was an 8 mile general aerobic run. Our original plan was to catch the 8:36am train out of Wheaton and end up in the city and run from there. However there was a torrential downpour and we didn't know when it was going to end. We didn't want to get downtown and be stuck in the train station for awhile waiting for the rain to let up at least to a stage where we could actually run in it. So we drove home instead and went out around 11:30am. The first mile was slow because were were getting into the ebb and flow of the run and because we got stopped at lots of street corners because of Cubs traffic. The rest of the miles were at 8:40 or below....and here they are
  1. 9:51
  2. 8:40
  3. 8:15
  4. 8:38 - Water
  5. 8:18
  6. 8:37
  7. 8:27 - Water
  8. 7:45 - Awe-some!
Giving us an average of 8:34 miles. Holy ASS!!! Am I happy!!! I'm not saying I felt super awesome the whole time. My breathing was a little out of wack and because I don't know how to eat while on these schedules I was starving (Remember Leah, mini reese cups doesn't count as lunch. Really. Neither does Hot Tamales). But we did it. We got back to being out there and getting the miles done and at a clip that I am really happy with (even if it probably is a bit fast for these runs)

I am having a slight pain on the top of my foot. Don't really know what that is about...maybe my shoes are tied too tight?

Tomorrow we have LOTS of apartment appointments, which should be exciting. Alright, now that it's 2:30pm it's time for bed. This is too weird!


Dawnie said...

WOOHOO! Sounds awesome.

Bridgette said...

You guys are super fat. I can't even fathom being that way!

Josh said...

I must disagree. Mini Reese peanut butter cups do count as lunch. But you're absolutely right about the Hot Tamales. Great work!

Firefly's Running said...

Awesome run. Yes, the Hot Tamales and Reese Mini cups do NOT count a significant meal.

Thomas said...

I've just been told that I have to be more careful about fueling, so I'll pass that advice straight on to you. Be more careful about fueling!

LeahC said...

yeah i know this is really bad and I can always tell when I am not eating enough. I just have a really really hard time on this schedule. It's a good thing this week is a recovery week so I'm not doing any really long or hard runs. We'll try and get it together next week.

Anonymous said...

That is awesome. You two are defintely inspiring! Good luck on the hunt.

Bob said...

Great running, sounds a bit like my run, faster then what the experts asy but sometimes you just need a run like that.

Lana said...

AWESOME RUN!! Man, I am having a hard time getting my average under 9 minutes lately....I'm glad somebody is smokin'!

carmen said...

Thanks a bunch for the interview advice you dished out to me on my blog. I don't know if you read the later blog but I got the job. :)

As for your lap times...I can't wait to have times like that! They're AWESOME!