Sunday, June 12, 2011

I've been slacking!

On my writing...but definitely NOT on my running!  I haven't had a lot to write about lately.  Most of my recent runs over the last month have been short and sweet due to being sick.  Dr. Rice diagnosed me with Chronic Cryptic Tonsillitis.  Having a swollen throat/neck/tonsils made any long runs nearly impossible so I focused on speed work.

I stuck to a plan of treadmill running throughout most of this time.  I did speed intervals that focused on .75 miles of jogging at 6.0-6.4mph then running .25 miles at 7.0-8.2mph.  Another workout I did repeatedly was short (2 mile) runs at quick speeds.  Usually maintaining around 7.0mph. 

On my outside running excursions, I ran with a neighbor, Gianna.  We are signed up together for the Race for a Soldier 1/2 Marathon.  She has never ran that far and asked me to join her so she could start upping her mileage.  Of course, I am happy to help!

Today, the hubby and I got out and ran our furthest outside run in a while.  For me, it was my longest run since the Capital City 1/2.  For him, it has been since his injury in February.  We busted out a great paced 10.7 mile run all around our neighboring areas.  Our average pace was 9'13"/mile!  Looks like that speed work may be paying off!!!

Next up, Vancouver USA 1/2 Marathon next Sunday.  Wish me luck!