Friday, April 23, 2010

Friday Morning Run

This morning I got up and had a much better run that the other day. I got up at 5:15 Am, ok well the alarm went off at 5:15 and I got up about 5:25 AM and got ready to run. Instead of driving to the gy, I decided to run to the gym. the gym is about 1.25 miles from my house, perfect warmup run. So I headed to gym jump on the nice, cool morning, it was beautiful outside. I stopped along the "duck pond" and snapped this picture.

Yeah, it's a shame I have to run by that path every morning!!

(sarcasm inserted)

Anyways, I got to the gym and hit the freadmill. I hate the fdreadmill, but I wanted to work on some speed stuff and for me it is easier doing it this way. I did a 3 mile run with speed work. The first 1/2 mile I ran at an 8:45 pace and the second 1/2mile I ran at a 7:30 pace, I repeated this for all 3 miles of the run.

After that three miles, I then ran back home. Total of 5.5 miles in the morning and I felt great. I started doing this speed type workouts a while agao and really saw the results in the Dash N Splah, I had a much faster mile than I imagined I could sustain. It does give me hope thst I am speeding up!


  1. i like to call those really good morning run, Zen runs. Way to hang in there even if on the dreadmill. Have a great weekend!

  2. Hi James,
    Wow, you get to run by that Lake or pond every morning!?! I am a little jealous....that looks so beautiful:) I love watching the ducks and other animals that I come across. Nice work on your run and speed workouts! Cheers to getting faster!

  3. I love it when training takes us by water!!


Please leave me a comment on my blog and let me know what you think, good or bad, I can take it, and thanks for stopping by! Sorry for the word verification, but the spammers be spamming...