Friday, August 11, 2006

We Did IT!!!!!!

Yes yes we did. The 11 miles with 6 at LT that has been dreaded by your fearless duo has been conquered!!!

Our goal was the 6 miles at an 8min/mile pace. When we first did this workout we were able to keep a 7:45 pace, but as we have not been able to get through one of these workouts since we decided to keep it at 8min. We did a 3 mile warm up with the paces decreasing from 9:30 to 8:30 and then we started in on the LT miles:
  1. 7:58
  2. 7:51
  3. 7:47
  4. 8:12
  5. 8:13
  6. 8:08
Ok so what happend with miles 4-6 you ask. We turned around at about 2.75 into the LT miles to a really really strong gusting wind...right. in. our. faces. ugh. So we did slow down, but in my opinion it was the same effort level because I didn't even feel like i was moving forward at one point AND the 6th mile although still slower than the first 3 miles, still faster than the previous 2 which was good to see. The average pace then was just slightly over 8min/mile (8:01:30 min/mile). YES!!!!

We finished with 2 slow slow cool down miles. Now it's time for some frozen margaritas and to revel in our speedyness!

8 comments:

Carrie said...

Awesome Job!!!!! Good luck with your 20. I will be one of the CDC runners on Sunday, I feel like I should be more nervous than I am, I'm just looking at it like my long run, we'll see what happens.

Carrie

Firefly's Running said...

Way to go! Awesome run!

Kendra said...

Way to go on the run, although this is unrelated. In Cold Blood is one of my all-time favorite books. I was just really impressed by the amount of reporting he had to do to get all of those details. Let me know how you like it Leah!

Bob said...

Alright I was thinking of you guys yesterday, I am really happy that it went better for you. Sweet. Good luck with your long run this weekend, mine is coming up in about an hour.

Ryan said...

Awesome job, Leah and Jason! You're right, without the head wind , you would have been sub-8's on the last three LT's. You deserve those margaritas.

Nicole said...

You two are AWESOME!

Michele said...

Congrats, great job. y'all ARE speedy!!

Lana said...

What an awesome run!!! I am very impressed.