Thursday, March 11, 2010

Feeling torn

I felt completely torn Tuesday night about whether I should go to the gym and do a swim/bike workout or stay home and be lazy with the hubby. 

I knew that Tuesday night was a good night to put in an hour and a half of base training time this week, and I knew that I would feel disappointed with myself if I didn't do something towards training.  I also knew that what I really wanted was to spend as much time as possible with my spouse.

So I ended up making a compromise.  I went for a short run, while the hubby finished up some work tasks.  Then when I got home, we were both totally free for the rest of the night.  I didn't get any swimming or biking in, but I was happy nonetheless!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Run 29 minutes (approx. 3 miles)
I'll have to clock the distance of my running route again, because what I thought was the first "half" took me about 13:20 minutes and the second "half" took me 15:20.  I know my pace didn't slow much in the second half, so how far is each leg of that route, really?  It's hard to determine my running pace if my distance measurements are off!

So, I'm not crazy!  I mapped my run route, and the first leg was 1.5 miles (for an 8:53 mile pace), and the second leg was 1.85 miles (for an 8:17 mile pace).  That means that my pace was actually faster during the second part of the run than during the first!  Overall for the run: 8:51 mile pace.  Not great, but not bad.  Definitely improving over time.

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