Thursday, January 04, 2007

10 Days to Go

Happy New Year! So, in the first 4 days of the year I've gone from a run in which I spent the entire time thinking I'm a fool for committing to run a half marathon, to a run in which I thought maybe I can do a half to a run today in which I felt great and confident I can run 13.1 miles.

Jan 1 run: 5 miles in 1 hour 1 minute and 34 seconds. Walking way too much with an average heart rate of 148.

Jan 2 run: 5 miles in 59 minutes and 29 seconds. 2 minutes faster and a lot more confident.

Jan 4 run: 5 miles in 57 minutes and 50 seconds. Almost 4 minutes faster than on Monday. An average HR of 157. I felt great and loved the run. The first two miles I did in 22:15, a personal best and the first three miles in 34 minutes flat, a personal best (not counting races).

Now it's just 10 days before the PF Chang's Rock and Roll Half Marathon.


J~Mom said...

You are ready!!! Isn't it so amazing that we can even have these conversations about five miles? You have trained hard and improved tremendously!

Phil said...

Your training is really coming along Pat. I continue to be very impressed with your progress. You've run further than I have this week (I'm only at 13.9)

Black Knight said...

You are ready and don't forget the tapering one week before even if you feel strong and in shape, but you know this.

Firefly's Running said...

You are doing to do great!! Whooohoo!

Vic said...

you've come a long way, Pat. You're gonna do great. We're all cheering for you and can't wait to hear the report.