Sunday, March 7, 2010

Sunday run

A delightful run with Liz in Prospect Park (and Lauren rendezvoused with us for the last bit, too!).

It was a ridiculously nice day, I was much overdressed, and I think the weather made us a bit frisky - I had no wild expectations for speed, my legs were slightly tired from my bike ride yesterday and I hadn't run since last weekend; I also rapidly overheated, in a long-sleeved shirt and long pants (though I got freezing on the subway on the way home, so it is just a bit tricky at this time of year still to work those details out).

But I couldn't figure out why I felt like I was working so hard until we stopped, after the first loop, for a brief and fruitless search for a functioning water fountain, and Liz informed me that we had run the first 3+ miles at 9:15 pace - much too fast for our purpose, much faster than I have been running recently on the treadmill! We attempted to slow down, but Liz kept on having to remind me - it truly is beautiful running weather...

This weekend of training really makes me feel that the season has started! Though my 'real' training won't start till May, I do after all have a half-ironman in eleven weeks, and that 112-mile bike ride 10 weeks from now - and these next couple months are my big chance to do lovely outdoor training (hills!), so I intend to make the most of them...

7.4 miles, 1:10:20 (9:30 pace)

1 comment:

Wendy said...

If the weather there was like it was here today, I know why you needed reminding!

A very good weekend of training!