Sunday, October 19, 2008

Reading, relegation and a long run.

First, thanks for your comments -- I needed and appreciated them. More than the comments, though, thanks for filling up my Reader! I feel much better -- less frumpy, more runner-like -- today.

That's what a little blog reading, going for a long run and relegating those jeans to the only-for-work-around-the-house-when-there's-no-chance-I'll-be-seen drawer can do for a gal. Yep, I got rid of the jeans, which meant I had to get a replacement pair and, I must admit, they are pretty dang cool. Thank you, Ann Taylor Loft.

The best thing about today? My long run. I mapped out an entirely new route for my 7.6 mile run. My goal was to run it at an easy 9:15-9:30 pace but I'm not only a terrible quoter, I'm also a rotten pacer when I don't have mile markers. And I had no mile markers on this new route. So, I ran it at an 8:47 pace. Faster than I had planned but I just felt great. I never felt like I was pushing, nor did I feel like my pace fell off at any point. It just felt comfortable.

The long run was a relief: I'm planning to run a 15k in 3 weeks and I needed to feel strong today to feel confident with my plan. I'm going to be out of town for a conference Thursday-Sunday so my running will be a little light and I doubt I will get in a long run next weekend. No problem. Today's run assures me that I'll be fine for the race (it's one I've run several times so I'm very familiar with the course. It's hilly but you know I love those hills!).

15 comments:

MizFit said...

I aspire to be you.

to have a long run be the best part of my day.

Miz., who jests not.

J said...

That is great that you ran faster than your goal time but still felt good! I really like running 15k races - there don't seem to be a common race distance.

New jeans!! YAY!

Diana said...

I'm kinda in awe. All I can say is wow. ANd, I'm happy for you that it was a good run. And, that you got new jeans :)

Marcy said...

Are you doing the Stockade-athon? How is it?!? I saw the pamphlet for it . . .sounds like it might be good ;D

m said...

Great pace...way to go!

The Happy Runner said...

Marcy -- Yup! The stockade-athon. LOVE it! It's a great race.

BeachRunner said...

New jeans, new route, hills, great pace, 15k, feeling good. Yay all around.

The Laminator said...

Congrats on your happy run today. Long overdue for you. I love fast paced and comfy runs when you're not expecting them. Awesome!

tfh said...

Great run. How I envy your easy long run pace. I will take future mommy frump-- gladly-- in exchange for some of that. Take that, Vassar men's cross-country team. Speaking of frump, though, way to go on the new jeans. May your image now match who you are-- speedy runner, non-frumpy mom. (Or perhaps frumpy only when you want to be? We all deserve a little frump here and there. Ah. How I love that word!)

Frayed Laces said...

Great job on the run!

Roisin said...

I'm doing a 15K in, like, 3 weeks too! Fascinating! Well...I guess it's more like 2 weeks...November 1st or 2nd.

Danica said...

congrats on getting going again. I totally know how you feel, being stuck in a weird rut. and congrats on parting with the jeans. :)

Girl on Top said...

Great job on the run. Sounds like you are super ready!

runjen said...

Great job on the run. Great pace too. Gotta love feeling comfortable with a faster pace than planned. I love 15 k's but can hardly ever find them! Boo! :(

*aron* said...

yay glad you are feeling better!! awesome job on the run!

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