Nov 14, 2010....9.3 miles....1 hour 29 minutes 55 seconds (9:40 pace)...34*...gear: LS shirt, tshirt over top, Fila tights, shorts, gloves, headband, hydration belt, tunes
Well lads and lassies, I did. Oh yes, I did. I just completed my first training plan.
Hal Higdon's 15K Novice plan.
AND IT FELT GREAT!!!!!
I may have looked a little like these ladies when I was done w/ the run.....
I was quite put out yesterday by the snow and ice and what-not, and was hopeful that today would be a day condusive to running and by golly it was!
Got started around 7:05 this morning. It was 34* out. Chilly at the beginning but I warmed up quite nice as I got started. I knew where the 5 mile mark was and planned to be there around 55 minutes into my run. Ended up around 52 minutes. Eh. Not too bad.
This was an odd run. Usually when I get warm, I can take my LS shirt off or pull my sleeves up and I'm good for the rest of the run. TODAY, I had to take my gloves off and on a few times and the sleeves were racking up the frequent flier miles as well. Weird.
After mile 5, I was feeling pretty good, so I upped the tempo a wee bit and threw a few fartleks in there whenever I felt.
Finished up in under an hour and a half. I was SUPER thrilled with that time.
Got home, and after 10minutes of stretching I was STARVING. As in 'I'm gonna ugly-eat' kind of starving.
I was thankful the kiddos were done w/ breakfast when I got home so they didn't have to bare witness to the serious scarfage going on in the kitchen.
I could have given Kobayashi a run for his money....ok, not quite, that guy is a MANIAC!!
Which brings me to my last point. Just because you are HUNGRY enough to THINK you can eat a near-3lb plate of food, doesn't mean you should.