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The Tempo Run That Wasn't

Posted Oct 13 2009 10:07pm
If you hadn't noticed, I had been a little bit underwhelmed with my running the last 2 weeks or so.

I had started to REALLY SLOW DOWN. I felt like I had been showing promise, improving and getting better but then WHAM! SLOWY-MAC-SLOW-POKE showed up!

I was feeling quite demoralized and it took me almost two hours of Hmmm-ing and Haw-ing and Mr. Boyfriend pushing me out the door with his BOOT to get me out there! (I owe him one!)

Yes, I know I shouldn't let a little slow down demoralize me! Yes, I know that if I push through it I will get over and beyond it! But JEESH, it wreaks havoc on your motivation!

What's worse is I am running IPOD free ... IT AIN'T EASY I TELL YOU! Music helps SO VERY MUCH! But, the 13.1 Fort Lauderdale doesn't allow MP3 players and my ear phones crapped out on me conveniently so I took it as a sign to train with race like conditions.

But then, as I thought there was no hope, I finally saw a bit of light.

Sure, I don't run very fast but this is faster than I've run in a couple of weeks.
Mile 1: 9:42
Mile 2: 11:21
Mile 3: 11:05
Mile 4: 10:58
Extra .06: 0:41
I hadn't run a sub-10 in a couple of weeks. A fully on-marathon pace run! It felt G.R.E.A.T!

I know that's not how a Tempo Run is 'posed to go ... but I'm happy with it!
In Review - Month of September:
77.45 Miles5.17 .1218
0 MilesN/A0
0 MetersN/A0

Total Workout Time: 27:09:20
Total Running Time: 15:09:20
I didn't quite achieved my September 80+ Miles Challenge :\ but I know that was because I lost a couple of training days due to a mondo-migraine so I'm not too disappointed. I am disappointed that I didn't Bike or Swim at all in September but there's always next month. I am glad that although I sucked-wind for two weeks my monthly average is still up. Yay!

My Goal for October is 100+ miles so that I can reach my goal of 900 in 2009. I may seem like a big jump especially since I didn't make my 80+ in September but my marathon training is getting more heated so I do expect that it will get done. I am also setting goals for 120+ in November and 140+ in December which will complete my goal.

Well, today is equal to my Friday! I'm going to METALLICA and then I have tomorrow off.

I had a 5 miler penciled in before I realized I won't have time to do it before the concert :\ but I do have tomorrow open to work it in.

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