Thursday, September 30, 2010

really pushing it!

Whew! I ran by myself today, and it was a tough run. I've decided that I'm only going to get better/faster/thinner/ultra-cooler by really pushing myself a few times per week. I know that I can't do it every day, but I can do it more often. So, today I ran the Sugarhouse Park 2-lap route. I didn't break on the way up except at the 7th and 13th lights. I took walk breaks at the top of each hill (so, four total), but I really pushed up each hill. I improved my time on the south hill from 55 seconds the first time to 50 seconds the next time, bottom to top. I couldn't see my watch well enough on the east hill to measure it. About half way through the first lap of the park I remembered that a woman was attacked just yesterday on the Jordan Parkway in broad daylight, and here I was in the dark, with very few other people in the park, alone, and sans pepper spray. (more here) I know! I know! Anyway, I only took two breaks at the 13th and 7th lights again on the way back with no walk breaks. I really, really tried to push this run. My final mile was 10:02 at the most! In all, it was a very good run (but I always miss Carol's company and conversation when I run alone.)
Stats: 7 miles in 1:10:02 for a 10:01mpm pace (yay!)
OH YEAH - I ALSO MANAGED TO HIT 100 MILES FOR SEPTEMBER! (100.3 to be exact) That's the 5th 100+ mile month this calendar year! I know - I rock.

1 comment:

Lish said...

You definitely do ROCK