Wednesday, August 09, 2006

12 Miles The Hard Way

Well that's done. It was particularly pretty but it's done.

Jason and I went 12 miles today and just felt....I don't know...kind of like....uggy. Around 4.5 miles or so I went ahead of Jason because I could feel a bickering fight coming on and I didn't want to deal with that. This ended up being brilliant because I knew with him 30 seconds behind me I would keep the pace up as well as I could and not take too long at water stops and so on.

We paced 9:16min/mile for the full 12 miles which isn't bad for a medium-long run. I realized at about mile 3 that I have no idea how fast to do these. Probably slower than a general aerobic run, but faster than a long long run. So I'm saying that 9:16 is fine. Not spectacular, but it works.

On Friday we have this 11 mile run with 6 miles at LT pace and are trying to mentally get around this training run. We got through the first LT run of the season and since then not so much. So hopefully being a bit more mentally ready and out of the 99 degree baloney will help....that's my plan anyways....that and probably having to slow down the LT miles a bit. Saturday it's a 5 mile recovery and then 20 on Sunday.

Sunday is also Jason and I's 2 year wedding anniversary :-) We have plans for dinner at Wildfire downtown which we are both looking forward to. 20 miles and a fancy dinner, is there any better way to tell someone you love them?

10 comments:

Bob said...

I ran the 12 miler last night it was similar. Ran the first mile a bit to fast, then slowed down for a few, then picked it up for most of the rest of the run. I have not downloaded it yet so I don't know all the numbers.

I am supposed to do the LT tomorrow and I have a huge day planned. I am going to beg Amy tonight if I can have the morning. I like running in the morning but kicking ass before seven is sometimes tough for me. I will do my best to provide inspiration for you two.

And Happy anniversary to the two of you. Sounds like a great day.

Bob said...

Oh and not that I look ahead but this is the second to last LT run in the program and the next one is three weeks away, so lets kick this little effers ass!

Laurie said...

Happy anniversary :)

Kendra said...

Aww, you two are cute! Happy anniversary!

Nicole said...

Happy Anniversary

Haight said...

Happy Anniversary...

I think it would be so romantic if you arrived at Wildfire as you ended your 20 mile run...stroll in...

"Table for 2...last name Higdon."

Firefly's Running said...

Nice job on your run.

Happy Anniversary. My husband and I just celebrated our 2nd year too last Sunday, but he's too sick to celebrate...yet.

Thomas said...

You're still basically newlyweds, aren't you?

According to Pfitz, medium-long runs should be paced similarly to long runs. Having said that, I always run them faster than that.

Lana said...

Happy Anniversary!! And nice job on the runs. Man, I think 9:16 for 12 miles sounds great! Especially with all this heat. You guys are knocking down a lot of miles lately...great job!

Ryan said...

Congrats on your anniversary. Two years sounds exciting. We just hit numero uno!

Nice running on Wednesday. Good luck on the Friday LT pace.

So if it's anniversary time, what could you have been bickering about on your run?? :) I'll look forward to the dining report at Wildfire, since I don't know what it is.