Training Update – July 22 to 30, 2006

MM,

Not as much exercise this week as normal. It has been a strange week for me. I did get some running in though.

Saturday, July 22, 2006

I decided to do my two-mile route. I ran a mile and a half, then walked/ran the last half mile because I was getting a small cramp. It was very hot and humid out again, and I think I didn’t give my body enough time to absorb the water I drank. My time for the mile and a half was 12 minutes 23 seconds – my fastest time for that distance so far. 🙂 I was pushing my speed a bit on the mile and a half. I want to get my speed up a bit. Hopefully, I should be able to run two miles straight in just under 16 minutes, as my time for a mile is now under 8 minutes.

Monday, July 24, 2006

I went for another run. I ended up only going for a mile and a half because I was getting cramps again. This time they were considerably worse than on Saturday, so I decided to take it easy and walk a bit. I ended up walking much of the way back, with a little bit of light running in between. The cramps were too much – think I was bloated again. My total time was 15 minutes 57 seconds – slow for a run, but a good walk for a mile and a half.

Friday, July 28, 2006

I decided to take today a little easy since I cramped up the last couple of runs. I decided to go for a mile and half run. I did a good run, I wasn’t cramping up anymore. My time was 12 minutes 1 second – my fastest time now since this beats the time from the Saturday. 🙂 I’m happy with that. Getting closer to being able to run two miles in about 16 minutes. My pace now is an eight-minute-mile. Keeping that pace for the extra distance means 12 minutes for a mile and a half and 16 minutes for two miles. Working up to three miles, the time would be 24 minutes. Double the time for the three miles mean 48 minutes for 6 miles. Recall a 10k is 6.25 miles (approximately). Therefore, an eight-minute-mile pace will complete a 10k in under an hour. Right now though I’ll just be happy if I can run three miles in 24 minutes.

BB,
Cassandrah
(who typed this blog using her brand new laptop – see next post)
Brigid’s Flame

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