Daily Chatter

Saturday, May 15, 2010

30 in 3 and 50 in 5 and a little.

Please notice:  I listen to the birds.  New fresh workout gear!

I am done.
For the week anyway.
I got my last run in this afternoon to hit my 50 miles.
Oh, I would work up a bit more enthusiasm but I am just beat.
I did my last 6.5 miles fast 47:36.  Remember I have been working on endurance this week.
I felt I was going to barf at the top of the second hill but I didn't.
Probably because I had so little in me to come up but I did it.

I also got my 30 miles in 3 days in.
Each day I ran 3.5 miles in the morning and finished with my 6.5 mile loop in the evening.
My times were interesting to me.  I wonder if fatigue plays a factor or if conditions and mental toughness are what really affect me.
Tuesday morning - 3.5 26:00 - no stroller, rain/fog
Tuesday evening - 6.5 51:46 - stroller, rain/fog
Wednesday morning - 3.5 28:50, stroller, rain/fog
Wednesday evening - 6.5 52:34 stroller, rain/fog
Thursday morning - 3.5 29:29, stroller, dizzle/fog
Thursday evening - 6.5 51:42, stroller, drizzle/fog (after school activity and with biking sherpa)

My morning runs got slower but my evening runs didn't.  The week as a whole is all over the place for pace.  I often think my pace has more to do with how much I want it versus how fast I can run.

Have you ever thought the same of yourself? 

Biking sherpa thought my pig tails in the wind and my crazy sweat marks were soooo funny I had to share them.  The price of a biking sherpa to encourage me when I am tired.

Oh well, here is me with crazy sweaty pig tails running at night, in the rain and wind with the jogging stroller and biking sherpa to keep me moving.
Thanks biking sherpa! 


  1. Awesome job this week! And I wouldn't worry too much about pace right now, like you said your evening runs seemed to be more even and you're really working on endurance :)
    Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

  2. Awesome job this week (and every week)! I am going to hit a weekly mileage PR this week thanks to me trying to catch you!

    I love that you "listened" to the birds! The pink looks fab on you!

  3. Nice job getting your 50! So inspiring :)

  4. Way to go! LOVE those pics...awesome shirt!

  5. I'm in awe and completely envious of your mileage. Way to go!

  6. What an awesome week!!! Way to go :)

  7. Fatigue is definitely a factor in the difference in morning times. It has to do with replacing glycogen in the muscles and the efficiency of your body to do it. Amazing running!

  8. Great job on your goals. I am trying to do doubles too and I think in the mornings, I feel more fatigue!

  9. Don't know what influences my pace exactly. I'm still trying to figure that out.

  10. Awesome job with a 50 mile week! Amazing.

  11. My pace very much depends on how long my run is. But it's never a fast pace haha. I do love the pink!

  12. Excellent mileage over just 5 days. Impressive! Love the pics too.

  13. I get weird sweat patterns too...pretty funny!

    Wow! So two-a-days! Is this how you build endurance? I did this once about 2 years ago but I don't remember how it worked out. Maybe I should give it a try again soon!