Thursday, November 08, 2007

7 miles

Today's hour run netted 7 miles ~ 8:39 pace with an HR of 136. Target HR was 140 so I was glad to see it was below. Perhaps I ran too slow but that is better than too fast.

Felt better going out than I did coming back today. No wind, clear starry sky, little traffic. Temp around 38F though it felt a little chillier than that.

I missed the last two miles of the run as I got lost in a daydream about the Holyoke Marathon. I guess my subconscious is trying to decide which Spring marathon to choose.

7 Comments:

Blogger Jamie said...

"Perhaps I ran too slow but that is better than too fast." - That's something I need to keep in mind as I'm ramping up the mileage. Nice job. Great to see your blog jump to life again.

11/08/2007 6:13 AM  
Blogger Thomas said...

Andrew, I'm in need of advice, if you don't mind. My wife has asked me not to go running at my usual time (generally 6-8 am) for the next few weeks. However, there is no real way I can get a proper run in later in the day. I know you get up at what most people would regard as insane times, like 3:30am. I'm playing with the idea of running between 4 and 6 am, which would still allow me to get sufficient time for a run, and would not interfere with family life, as everyone else is asleep by then. Do you think this is feasible?

11/08/2007 10:36 AM  
Blogger Marc said...

I am going to stick my nose in here and respond to Thomas from my perspective...hope you guys don't mind. If so, just tell me to butt out.

Thomas, it depends on a couple of things like what time you go to bed and how much beer you've had. As I get older, I find myself requiring more sleep. This past winter I would be in bed by 8:30 to rise at 4:30. Often times I would still be half asleep until the first mile.

Also, I would set out all my running gear down in the living room so as not disturb the rest of the family with drawers opening and closing and fumbling around in the dark looking for shoes, shorts, and socks.

Give it a try and see. You are the only one that can really determine how feasible and realistic that scenario is.

Ok, I've said enough. I'll crawl back under my rock.

11/08/2007 3:09 PM  
Blogger Mark said...

Boston Marathon hands down.

If the men's trials in NYC excited you, just think how cool a w\e in Boston will be with the Women's Trials.

11/08/2007 5:55 PM  
Blogger Andrew said...

Jamie - I am the master at slow running. I do feel like it really helps me.

Thomas - I sent you an email. But after reading Marc's comment, I realized I forgot to say that I put my running gear in the bathroom before I go to bed so I don't wake anyone.

Marc - butt right in. You are welcome!

Mark - Don't you know I'm afraid of the Boston marathon???? Though you are right about the women's trials. That is going to be awesome!

11/08/2007 7:38 PM  
Blogger Love2Run said...

Boston! Boston!! Boston!!! But I'm biased about that race. Never got it right yet but need to keep trying... We can all learn a lesson from you about how to run slow.

11/08/2007 8:32 PM  
Blogger Thomas said...

Thanks Marc and Andrew (got the mail, btw). The number of beers isn't an issue, I've drunk enough to last me my whole life in an earlier time of life and tend to stay away from alcohol these days.
As for getting to bed early enough, that's up to me; I might have to go to bed at the same time as the kids. It probably won't please Niamh, but it's only temporarily (I think).

Thanks guys, very much appreciated!

11/09/2007 1:29 PM  

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