You’ve been on tenterhooks all weekend. You’re just dying to know if I ran baby tempo run #5, aren’t you?
Well, wait no longer.
Yes, I ran it, but not on Friday night. Laziness won on Friday, but determination prevailed on Saturday. The tempo distance was 2 miles (actually 2.05 miles) and the goal was to run it in under 20 minutes. The result?
19:13 for an average pace of 9:37 (or 9:22 if we add in that extra 0.05 miles).
Instead of continuing with the teeny-tiny increments in distance, I’m thinking I should try a full 5K distance this week for my tempo run. My 5K PR stands at 30:32, but that event wasn’t chip-timed and my watch recorded a finishing time of 30:16. I’d like to see if I can match this time or even better it.
Place your bets now, folks. I smell a big fat FAIL in the air already.
On Sunday morning, determination once again won out as I got in an eight miler which brought my total weekly mileage to 20.3 miles. It’s the first time this year I’ve had a 20-mile week. Halle-freaking-lujah! About damn time.
The plan for this week is to get in another 20 miles with the tempo run happening hopefully on Tuesday, but possibly Wednesday. I’ll let you know how it goes in the next post. Till then feel free to leave your two-cents and any smartass remarks in the comments. I need to be entertained, after all.
Have a great week, everyone.