Category Archives: Tempo

3 Tempo

Comments: I had to take walk breaks! That hasn’t happened it quite a while. Overall this was my 2nd fasted tempo run, so that tells me that even though I walked, I ran it harder than usual.

I don’t enjoy these runs (1/4 mile regular pace, 1/4 mile fast, so on and so on) because they are very taxing, but I do realized how important these runs are to increase my overall running fitness. It makes me admire people though that can run marathons at such a fast pace. I was huffing and puffing trying to keep a steady 8:30 min/mile. It is hard for me to imagine running that pace for 26 miles. Nuts! :o)

I ran with contacts today and it’s amazing how much better I can see things! ūüėČ

Time: 10:30 am

Weather: 45, sunny and windy

Clothes: FFFM Longsleeve Shirt, NB Shorts

Shoes: Saucony ProGrid Guide ( 111.53 miles)

Distance: 3

Run Time: 28:00

Split: 9:20

Course: Under 670 and back.

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Posted by on October 29, 2008 in 3, Running, Tempo


3 Tempo-oh!

Comments: 1/4 mile easy, 1/4 mile fast, 1/4 easy, 1/4 fast, and so on, doing that for a total of 3 miles. My body seem to amaze me still. What a great tempo workout! I’ll let the numbers speak for themselves:

Mile 1= 9:11      Mile 2= 9:19      Mile 3 = 9:13

Just think about this: I ran the virtual 1 mile race on Sept 3rd in 9:09, and here, a month later I am close to running that pace for 3 miles! Yeah, I do agree, the cooler weather has a lot to do with it. I am enjoying my speedyness though.

>>>18 days to go until the Columbus Marathon & 1/2 Marathon<<<

Time: 10am

Weather: 62, sunny

Clothes: 2007 C-bus marathon shirt – long sleeve <—finally fit into it!, Adidas shorts

Shoes: Saucony ProGrid Guide (36.43 miles)

Distance: 3 miles

Run Time: 27:43

Split: 9:15

Course: Under 670 (1.5 miles out & back)

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Posted by on October 1, 2008 in 3, Running, Tempo