Monday, May 9, 2011

Week in review 5/2-5/8


Ran about 25 miles this week. Wanted 30, but had to take 2 rest days.

1 speed workout of 2x800, 2x1200, 1x800 @7:30 pace with a 400 jog at 9:30 pace in-between each interval.

Some shorter runs of 3-4 miles on the tread.

And the main highlight of running: a 10 mile run yesterday in 1:25 (8:30 pace) whew! That one surprised me. It was my first long run since the marathon and it felt good. Really good.

It was a beautiful day. Low 60's and a little wind.

Wore my new Brooks hat and it wasn't annoying at all. I also debated taking my jacket off at mile 5, but decided not to. Smart move since running north meant running into strong cool headwinds.

Also tried out my new mizuno shorts. This run reminded me why I usually wear the compression shorts and not actual running shorts. Let's just say I should not forget the body glide next time I wear the shorts.

Another highlight was picking up the race stuff for the Chicago spring half this Sunday at Universal Sole. The shirt is pretty cool. But I like the bib even more.

My favorite colors!

I'm really excited about this race especially after my run this weekend.

What kind of bottoms do you prefer to run in?

What are you most looking forward to this week?

-for me, the half this weekend. :)



  1. I love the race bib! I wear running shorts but must always use Body glide!

  2. that's a super cute race bib! nice job on the long run....sounds promising for the race for sure !

  3. Spandex capris. I always have wanted to run in those super short and airy running shorts but don't have the guts to bear that much skin. After reading your blog, I guess I don't want to the chafe either!

    Nice bib! That will add some color to your collection!

  4. Thanks for following me! You are literally doing every race around Chicago it looks like, haha Gotta say I love all the races that you are doing, they all sound like a ton of fun. Especially the Shamrock ones. I'm injured right now unfortunately, but I'm signed up for the Chicago Marathon this year, so hopefully I'll see you there! (it's not for a while, so I believe I should be healthy and ready to go for it)

  5. It looks like we have done some of the same races - I've always done Bay to Breakers every year, and I did the SJ half marathon last year. I really liked the race, it has perfect weather and is basically entirely flat =) Some year I want to target that race for a half marathon PR, but when I don't have a marathon right around that time too =)

    And that is a great story about you and your Dad running Boston - I remember that contest that SUAR had, you were definitely a deserving winner. Sounds like it was a great race.

    Thanks for the heartrate info too!