Katy Runs

Running to stay sane in grad school!

Broken in September 16, 2010

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My shoes are finally broken in.  I have had no problems with my three runs this week.


My training plan called for a 60 minute easy run.  I ran around my neighborhood.  It was a very relaxed run because I ran 12 miles the day before.  One of the things I hate about my neighborhood is the amount of hills.  I’ve tried to find routes that have the least amount of hills.


Tuesday was a cross training day for me.  I started a new stage in the New Rules of Lifting for Women.  Let me tell you I was sore on Wednesday and today.  Mostly in my hamstrings.  I’m going to use some runnersworld.com hamstring specific stretches before I go to sleep tonight.


The training plan called for a tempo run.  One of the things I love about my training plan is my week day runs are all based on time and not distance.  It really takes the pressure off.  I did a 10 minute warmup followed by 4 sets of 5 minutes between 8-10 minute miles and 2 minute slow jogging.  I ended with a 10 minute cool down.  This run was a lot of fun.  I really liked looking forward to each tempo and each break.  It made the time go by quickly.

Thursday a.k.a. Today

Pittsburgh was rainy and gloomy today (I kind of like it when the weather is like this) so I knew I needed to run before lab or I’d never make it out.  I did a nice and easy run 9 minutes, walk 1 minute for 50 minutes total.  It was so peaceful running in the morning and watching the world slowly light up.

No pictures today because my phone is dead and my husband and I can’t find our camera (wtf?).

Looking forward to my 18 mile run this weekend.  This will be a PDR for me.