Daily Run: Confidence BoostJanuary 17, 2009 at 4:00 pm | Posted in Daily Run | 14 Comments
Time of Day: 8:15 AM
Weather: Perfect running weather. I envy those running the Houston Marathon tomorrow.
Duration: 1 hour 53 minutes 18 seconds
Distance: 15 miles
Average Pace: 7:35/mile
Average Heart Rate: 153 bpm
Notes: I had a wonderful run this morning. It was 50* when I headed out in a tank top and shorts–such a difference from bundling up for my run on Thursday. The weather became quite warm towards the end of my run. The Houston Marathon (and half marathon!) racers should have a good time tomorrow.
Back to my wondrous long run…I averaged almost 20 seconds per mile faster than last week’s 12-miler. I guess that’s the difference between running a hilly course on a windy, cold day and running a flat course on a climactically (is that a word? I’m making it one.) perfect day. I definitely feel like running in Houston is kinder on my body, so I’m happy to be able to do my long run here once in a while, even though MSB has a bare kitchen. At least he has peanut butter, which is all I really need.
I’m proud of this week’s mile times, so I’m going to report them. Don’t get used to this.
In order: 7:54, 7:41, 7:32, 7:33, 7:34, 7:40, 7:31, 7:38, 7:36, 7:42, 7:40, 7:40, 7:33, 7:28, 7:06
As you can see, I felt particularly strong at the end of my run. I aimed for 14 miles and decided to tack an extra one on at the end. The consistency in mile times this week also shows the flatness of the terrain around here. My mile times were all over the place last week.
Greek food, by the way, is excellent Fuel. So is carrot cake.