Monday, November 17, 2008

First 15 Mile Run!

I ran my first ever 15 mile run this past Saturday. It was not an ideal morning for running. It was cold and wet and just plain old dreary. I felt really good for about the first 13 miles. At that point though, I was definitely ready to be done. There were a lot of hills on the route we took, and I was feeling it on the last big hill.

I came home and took an ice bath and then hopped straight into the shower because I was so cold. I was sore the rest of the day and pretty much all day on Sunday.

This weekend is a cut-back week, which is good timing for me since we're going to my grandfather's to have Thanksgiving with that side of the family.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Vulcan Run 2008

This past weekend was the Vulcan Run. I ran it last year and had a great time. It was the first time for me to ever run a 10k. My time this year was 1:12:14 which is an 11:38/mile pace. This is a huge improvement over last year where I ran 1:20:04 which is a 12:54/mile pace. I've definitely improved a lot over the year. I had the pleasure of running with my good friend Andrea who was running her first ever 10k. She's training for the Mercedes Half Marathon in February (I'm still training for the full).