Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Moody Street 5K

Last, last weekend I ran the Moody Street 5k. I would totally skip writing about this, because it was forever ago... but its a great  for the city in which I live in.  The course ends along the Charles River, one of my favorite spots to run (duh).

The race was actually kind of cold, but was perfect for running (Garmin says it was 61) I wore a tank and was pretty cold waiting for the race to start but good once I got going.

I love Jon and I bib numbers, I believe this going to be an on going theme. Me? with a relatively low bib number... Jon with an "I just signed up today" bib number.  :) He started his training for the BAA 10k yesterday though so it will be fun getting him training for a bigger race.

Anyway... I got my goal of getting all my miles under 8 minute miles in an 5k (kind of)...  it didn't end up being a PR but I wasn't really going for that anyway.  I was just happy I got all my miles under 8 minutes according to my Garmin. However, according the the race results it was an 8 minute mile pace because I had to tie my shoe in the middle of the race, and I stopped by watch. DARN. So its official that I got my goal in my own books, but not in the books for an official race time. I will get it by the end of this summer.... stupid shoes.

Splits from Garmin

Distance:              3.14 mi
Time:                   24:44
Avg Pace:             7:54 min/mi
Elevation Gain:      74 ft
Calories:               265

Per mile.... 
Mile 1: 7:53
Mile 2: 7:45
Mile 3: 7:55
Mile 4 (.14)  8:20

Official Race Results: 

Friday, May 9, 2014

Week Recap and a 14 Mile Weekend.

Normally I do not run the Sunday’s after a long run, but this Sunday I had a race to run!  The long run this weekend was a tough one. I am not sure why but my legs felt like they were just lead.  Part of it I think is that I need new shoes.  Sadly the ones I have been using from the start of running last year I think are coming to the end of their life (have about 300 miles on the road with them plus indoor training on treadmill from this winter)  Also I am not sure where I put my gels and I also did not have a water bottle with so yeah…..Trip to a running store is in need. Think I will be doing that tomorrow! I have some discounts and a gift card to use.  I am going to get fitted, which will be good.


Monday: Nadda. Was going to try to make it to Yoga, but was caught up in moving stuff.

Tuesday: 4.28 mile run, 38 Minutes and an 8:56 pace. I left my watch at home that day. Womp. I still recorded it on map my run.

Wednesday:  No Run/unpacking Stuff?? I kind of forget at this point... 

Thursday:  Distance: 6.20 mile run, Time:  53:16, Avg Pace: 8:35 Calories: 518

Friday: Rest

Saturday:  Distance: 11.00 mi, Time: 1:38, Avg Pace: 8:58, Calories: 909

Mile 1:  9:09
Mile 2:  8:46
Mile 3:  8:49
Mile 4:  8:37
Mile 5:  8:54
Mile 6:  8:19
Mile 7:  8:52
Mile 8:  9:28
Mile 9:  9:38
Mil3 10: 8:58
Mile 11: 9:05
Mile 12: 9:23

Scenes from my run...  I am coming to the conclusion I think spring is my favorite season. It used to be fall but in spring everything comes to life! :) So much better that way. Also you have MLB starting and NHL playoffs. 

Sunday: Moody Street 5K! Recap to come eventually... 

Buying new running shoes tomorrow! Pretty pumped... 

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Chugging Along...

Life Lately... Craziness! You know those moments in your life that you think... how am I going to make it through this? I mean not terrible depressing times just flat out booked, like don't have time to grocery shop or cook type moments.

Well I am in the midst of one of those life moments. All good things! Just crazy. BUT life happens and you just got to take it day by day and chug along.

Anyway this past weekend I went up to upstate NY for Jons sisters Bridal Shower, such an awesome day for her, I am a bridesmaid in the wedding and can't wait for her big day.

Before the shower I went for a long run because I am running Bostons Run to Remember Half Marathon in a few weeks.  Its funny trying to run 10 miles in his town. ITS SMALL.

And because I like pretty runs... I took some pictures along the way. I a lot different from Comm Ave that's for sure!!

Overall it was a good run. I didn't feel like death until mile 9. I was getting kind of nervous about this half because I haven't really been in training mode because I just did one. I have a 11 miler planned for this weekend, then a 12, then a 10K race or just a 10K run (pending Bruins playoff schedule). I think I will be able to run 13.1 miles, its just how well I will be able to run it! 

Anyway the Mile breakdown goes as followed: 

Mile 1: 8:48 
Mile 2: 8:33 
Mile 3: 8:54 
Mile 4: 8:58 
Mile 5: 8:19
Mile 6: 8:36 
Mile 7: 9:09
Mile 8: 9:16
Mile 9: 9:31
Mile 10: 8:43 
Mile 11 (.10): 10:02 

After Jess's shower and some celebrating there after, Jon and I woke up early and made back to Massachusetts to MOVE! This is part of why my life has been crazy.  We are not moving out of town, but just to a section and an apartment that makes more sense!  I already feel like so much more at home at our new place then I ever did at our old place.  Our old place was nice, but it was just not every Jon and I. We also moved in with another roommate at first and then she left, it just ever felt like "ours".  This new place is feeling totally us!! :) However. Moving SUCKS. and I will not be moving again for a long ass time! 

Moving has definitely made an impact on training though. I didn't do yoga Monday, I ran Tuesday for 4 miles with the running group, didn't run yesterday,  and most likely will not run tonight. BUT that's okay, even though I have a Half Marathon coming up. A lot of people I talk to say that they run their best races when they run less. However with that being said I am very much looking forward to getting settled and getting my schedule back on track!