Remember: next weekend is the Virtual Pink Dress Run.
There’s only 1 rule: wear something pink.
Let me know at the least Tuesday if you ran and if you wore pink or that you mentioned it on your blog and I will visit your blog. I’ll announce the winners in my Wednesday post and will mail the gifts on Saturday.
Due to the time difference I think I will be one of the first to run it on Saturday morning. I haven’t decided on the distance yet, will be something between 10 and 13K.
Question for the runners.
I’m following this plan for my half marathon and I’m struggling with the pace on my long runs and I need your opinion about that.
You have to take the pace (according to the plan) corresponding with your time on the 5K. My PR is 32:36 on that. However I choose the paces that go with a 5K in 31 minutes. I don’t have much trouble sticking to that pace on my tempo and interval runs. It’s the long run.
I should run at a pace of 7:12 to 7:27 per km.
On my last 3 long runs my pace was 6:50 to 7:03 per km and those were runs where I walked every 2K and felt good after the run.
My question is: should I slow down and aim at a pace of 7:12 or should I continue what I’m doing now because I’m feeling good with it. I would choose the last option but like to hear what you think about this.
Tuesday night I went to Pilates. It has been a month since my last class and I felt it right from the beginning. My legs were very stiff and I could start all over with getting more flexible. I’m going to try not to miss another class because it really helps and I love doing it. I even think I’m going to use Wii Fit more often for yoga exercises to get more flexible.
Today I had an easy run scheduled (it’s recovery week) but it rained all afternoon and still when I got home. Since my motivation still isn’t back 100% I didn’t want to “torture” myself by running in the rain and decided to run on the treadmill in the gym, which I did. I played with the speed so that time would go faster because I still don’t like running on the treadmill.
Distance: 5 K / 3.1 miles
Average time: 6:41 /km
Average speed: 9.0 km/hour
Last song on Ipod before finish: Technotronic – Pump up the jam.
Red curry with chicken and rice
Pita bread filled with meat and vegetables with a bit of garlic sauce.
Daily summary Monday October 25th:
Watching: Grey’s Anatomy.
Reading: Jamie’s 30 minute meals.
News of the day: In England there’s the Great North run which was held in the 3rd weekend of September. I’ve read a remarkable item about one of the participants in this run.
Sir Chris Chataway finished this half marathon in 1 hour and 51 minutes leaving 80% of the participants behind him. What’s remarkable about that you ask?
Well he’s 80 years old!
I think that’s amazing and hope that I will be as fit as he when I hopefully reach that age.
Shoes of the day:
Daily summary Tuesday October 26th:
Watching:. Didn’t watch TV.
Reading: TV guide for next week.
News of the day: No news, didn’t have time to find something.
Shoes of the day: