Sunday, December 23, 2007

Quick run update

Yesterday morning I was reminded of why I run. It was 37 degrees and sunny when I left the house a little before 8am....and it was just beautiful.

This run was quite possibibly the best 5 mile, SOLO run I have ever had. Without my running buddies, I tend to walk a bit too much [insert embarrassed face here] but today was the exception.

I headed out slow and easy, and maintained an easy pace for the entire 5 miles. The goal was to be slow (even in Pokey terms) and keep moving. I walked only once, after the 3 mile mark, to adjust some clothing and take a water break. If not for that break, all my splits would be negative.

Slow, steady, consistent, WONDERFUL run:

Lap 1: 12:37
Lap 2: 12:30
Lap 3: 12:20
Lap 4: 13:28 (walk break)
Lap 5: 12:10

Total: 5.0 miles
Time: 1:03:11
Average pace: 12:37


overitall said...

WTG on your good run! We need those to remind us why we are out there.

Merry Christmas!

Bev said...

To support us slow and steady types, check out episode 126 of Phedipidations regarding base training.

Pat said...

that was a good run. I think you might even do better without us. I think we all like our walk breaks.

Have a Merry Christmas.

Dan Seifring said...

Very nice run Pokey.

Merry Christmas.

Rob said...

Nice steady pace, great job getting out there so near the holiday.

Jeff said...

What a model of consistency! Nice run.

Wes said...

Awesome run. That's like hitting a nine iron four feet from the pin. It keeps us coming back for more :-)

Merry Christmas!!!

Marathoner in Training said...

That is awesome. Keep up the running.

J~mom said...

Nice job momma!! said...

Great job - negative splits during the holiday season is awesome!

Good luck with your running in 2008!