Sunday, November 15, 2009

Sunday Run-day

On Sundays it's my one outdoor run of the week, well for now. I know I have to kick it into gear and start adding another one or two in soon, but for now, Sunday it is. Lucky for me, I can con Rex into going with me. We've been gradually adding on 5 minutes to our time each week, but we're getting to the point where I can't con him into going with me anymore if I keep adding time. Last week we did 35 minutes, our usual game plan is run 2 minutes, walk a minute, repeat 'til the time is up. Since he was not having any of my "let's go for 40 minutes" rah rah..I decided it was time for me to suck it up and ease into non-stop running, with loops and retracing of my steps to keep time with him.

So on this brisk fall morning we went for 30 minutes, he kept the 2 minute/1 minute pace, I did 30 minutes non-stop. My legs are sore, already. They usually are okay until the following day...I'm worried for tomorrow. I think the kicker was trying to keep pace with him on the 2 minutes he was running, his fresh legs made me kick up my pace to match his. Which is good. :)

Overall running stats from the Nike+
Run time: 30:39
Distance: 3.56 miles
Average Pace: 8:34

(I haven't calibrated my new sensor yet, and last time I did, it was showing .1 of a mile more, so I subtract .1 for each mile I go, making it more like 3.2 miles, and I dunno what that would put the pace at, definitely no where close to an eight and a half minute mile is all I know!)

And just for fun data are the last couple of Sunday stats, I recalculated the distances to account for the non-calibrated sensor, and left pace alone.

Nov. 8th
Run/Walk Time: 35:04
Distance: 3.1 miles
Average Pace: 10:14

Run/Walk Time:30:03
Distance:2.7 miles
Average Pace: 9:56