Wednesday, March 28, 2007

8.5 Miles
Did a nice 8.5 mile route today with lots and lots of hills, and still managed to keep the pace below 10 min/mile :) I'm starting to get used to being faster than I used to be. I definitely wasn't thrilled about the hills while I was out there, but I'm glad that I"m doing them. The hills around here aren't incredibly steep, but they all last about a 1/2 mile at least. And nothing is flat. We'll see how I feel tomorrow though. I'm planning to do 6 tomorrow, but if I'm too sore I might go down to another lake nearby and do the run there instead, as its a flat loop. Downside is its only a mile around, so I'd have to do 6 laps! We'll see.

(RSM Lake with Saddleback Mountain in the background)

In other fitness news, I can now dow at least 5 'real' pushups at a time now. This might not seem like anything, but up until less than a month ago, I was unable to do even one normal pushup. I've been religiously doing modified pushups though, as well as arm weights, and its really starting to pay off. My motivation is looking at female ultrarunners (A Race for the Soul especially) and seeing how fit they all look, and how strong. I want to be like that someday :)

I can't believe it's already wednesday. My how the week does fly by!


RSD_Terry said...

Nice picture. At least it's a mile around. That's better than 400yds, or running on a treadmill.

So, I guess you're not doing the PCTR Lake MErrit Half Day, or the SF One Day runs, then, eh? Lake Merrit's a 3 mile loop, but Crissy Field is only 1.3 miles. ;-)

I ran 6 today. I'll probably run 6 tomorrow. Not sure about the rest of the week, yet.

Addy said...

lol...well, loop courses aren't really that bad, though feel sort of silly doing so many loops. I think I'd feel less silly in an organized event :) It was very pretty with a nice view, and definitely better than a track or treadmill!