Wednesday, August 3, 2011

RLRF (MP, WK 8, KR2)... AND!!

I came home today to find an awesome package in my mailbox from Hippie Runner! Yay to having new stuff for the gym!

4 headbands and 2 belts!
Of course A LOVED the peace symbol one. I'm sure she will run in it, but for now it is just a fashion statement:


I selected the cute one with the skull pattern!


And I of course had a rad outfit to wear with it:


On the agenda for today's run? Marathon program, week 8, key run 2.

6 mile run:
1 mile easy,
4 miles @ mid-tempo pace,
1 mile easy

I actually was not dreading this run. I mean, sorta dreading the middle 4 miles since I've been struggling so much with speed of late. So, new headband intact, I set off. The first mile was pretty easy. It actually didn't feel nearly as hot, and I was doing pretty well. The faster mid-tempo pace wasn't nearly as bad as I anticipated. It felt pretty darn good actually. A good run? Really? The last mile, at the slower "easy" pace was actually the toughest. Shock!! Anyway, here's what I did:

1 mile easy - 11:05 (goal 11:09)
4 miles @ mid -tempo pace - 39:09 or 9:47 per mile (goal 9:49)
1 mile easy - 11:01 (goal 11:09)

I guess that means I sorta nailed it! Although I suppose I should've done a tad bit slower on that last mile. Anyway. The headband was pretty awesome. Not quite as tight as what I'm used to, so there was some adjusting, but I think that it did a pretty decent job of wicking away the sweat! When I wore it down a little lower on my forehead (bandanna style), it seemed to work even better. I think this will be great to wear under a hat/visor. I'll be trying the belt this weekend on my long run.

3 comments:

  1. I was just checking out your map of the states you've ran a half in and see VT is missing. The Middlebury Maple is an awesome one to do it's end of April.
    http://livinalittlelife.blogspot.com/2011/05/middlebury-maple-half-marathon.html
    There's the link to my recap of the race.

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  2. Nice job! I am so loving that skull headband!

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  3. Those headbands are pretty freakin' sweet!

    Nice job on your run! This summer the temperature is just killing me. The thought of running even 6 right now frightens me. :(

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