I’m still in Week 6 of my “Return to Running” program, which includes:
- 3 to 5-minute walking warmup
- 25-minute run /1-minute walk
- 15-minute run / 1-minute walk
- 10-minute run / 1-minute walk
- 3 to 5+ minute walking cool down
Friday’s Run (Day 40)
Since this was going to be the first time in several weeks where I was actually going to get in my full 5 days of running, I decided to do a slightly shorter run on Friday. Nathan and I started from the Bellevue Church of Christ parking lot, and did our normal 4-mile route through the streets of Bellevue. As part of this we did a 25-minute running interval before taking a 1-minute walk break, and then running 5+ minutes back to the parking lot. Once there we walked a loop around the church building for our cool down. We kept the pace extremely chill, and overall it was a pleasant effort except for the intense humidity. In total we finished just over 30 minutes of running and just under 10 minutes of walking for a total of 4.1 miles completed.
- Miles: 4.1
- Time: 40:26
- Pace: 9:52
- Shoes: Saucony Kinvara 3 (#7)
- Route: BCOC Loop
Saturday’s Run (Day 41)
I started with our running group in the Bread and Company parking lot to join them for at least part of their planned route through Belle Meade. The humidity was super-intense, but my legs felt really good even running mostly uphill for the first couple of miles. When I reached the point of my first walk break, most of the group took it with me, which was a very pleasant surprise. They even took the next one with me, which was awesome. It is so nice to be able to run with my group again! Their plan was to do a 10-mile loop, so I broke off from their route after about 5 miles. It ended up that several from the group broke off with me, because they also only wanted 6 to 7 miles. This included Brian, John, Dan, Andy, and Dennis. In total we finished 50 minutes of running and just over 12 minutes of walking for a total of 6.46 miles completed.
- Miles: 6.46
- Time: 1:02:22
- Pace: 9:40
- Shoes: adidas Energy Boost (#1)
- Route: Belle Meade
Today (Day 42) is a scheduled rest day, so no running!
2013 Murfreesboro “Middle” Half Marathon
On Saturday I added to my planned race schedule for the fall (October 12th), signing up for the 2013 Murfreesboro “Middle” Half Marathon. This has become one of the premier race events in Middle Tennessee, and will be my 4th time to participate. Two years ago the race sold out in 11 hours. Last year it was just over 6. This year’s race sold out in 2 hours 11 minutes. I actually registered on my phone while I was on the elliptical machine at the YMCA after my Saturday run!
Cross-Training (Day 40)
Cross-Training (Day 41)
- Elliptical >> 1-hour completed
Cross-Training (Day 42)