Monday, June 10, 2013

too long of a running break

last week I only had time to run twice ... once on monday on the treadmill at the YMCA and once on wednesday while Mason napped away.  The mileage totaled 9.5 miles which is decent, but not the 15 I aim for weekly.

the lack of running can *and will be* blamed on traveling out of state for my friend's awesome wedding weekend.  we packed up the car thursday late afternoon and headed down to Orlando.  fortunately Mason was only awake for part of the drive and slept for most of it.  

our time spent in Florida was short and the whole weekend felt like a whirlwind.  after too much fun dancing, drinking, and eating poorly, it was time to return to Charlotte on sunday.  we hit the road at 10am and after hitting lots of traffic/accidents, and some terrible rainy weather, we finally made it home at 7pm.  

this was one of the only trips I've taken where I didn't pack a pair of running shoes and some gym clothes.  although I wish I had time to work out I knew that it wouldn't pan out.  

I was super tired this morning but knew I would feel better after I ran.  I started off slow, 6.5 on the treadmill, and finished mile 1 in 9:20.  I increased the pace to 6.7 for the 2nd mile and finished in 18:20 (9:00 min/mile pace).  after the 2nd mile I started dragging and alternated the pace from 6.0-7.0 until I finished mile 3 in 27:35 (9:15 min/mile pace).  I finished my 30 minute run with a total of 3.25 miles.

4 days with no running was way too long but I'm looking forward to pushing myself a little harder this week!

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