Thursday, June 17, 2010

Running in pants makes me hot.

Yesterday's run was educational. My normal workout clothes were all dirty, so I ran in my running pants, instead of the capris I normally wear. I was hot. The entire run that was all I could think about, how hot I was. By the end of the run I was drenched in sweat, and I felt like I had run faster and farther than I had. 3 miles at a 12:13 pace isn't great, but it was all I had in me.

After the run I did some Ab work, my Sensei Mark Specials, some cross crunches, some lying straight-leg raises, some knee crosses in Plank, and some strait leg raises in the captains chair. The machines were all full, so I grabbed some hand weights and did my old strength set of elbow curls/shoulder press and french presses. Nothing too amazing, I was only using 7.5 lbs.

It wasn't a stellar workout, but it wasn't that horrible. Unfortunately the 12:13 pace keeps that run from counting towards my "run faster" goal. I'm now one run behind my target to hit an average 11:00 pace by 7/9. Hopefully the next couple of runs will pick that pace back up.


Christie said...

The run faster goal is every runner's obsession. But I think it's out of our control to run a certain pace by a certain date, well unless you want to kill yourself trying. The more you run, the more efficient and faster you'll get. But there's no timeline on that. Everyone is different. Don't stress about it and you'll surprise yourself. That's what happened to me.

As far as naked running goes, I know the distance. So that's not a problem. I just don't want to get obsessed about pace because that makes the run not so nice. I usually watch Garmin like a hawk so I can negative split each mile. I just ran easy. I do have an idea what my easy pace is though. I'm running in Terra Plana Vivo Barefoot EVOs.

{cher} said...

i've heard those running skirts are really nice. i saw some gals wearing them on the trail here in Boise. should check them out!

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