Tuesday, August 12, 2008

4 in the Park on a Tuesday in August

Today, on my recovery week schedule, I just need to run 4 miles, Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday. Tuesday & Thursday have been 6 mile days, with Wednesday being an 8 miler, and Saturday a 4. Well, Wednesday is an off day this week, along with the shorter runs on Tuesday & Thursday! I am going to take full advantage of the shorter mileage week, because the next 3 weeks are going to be tough, with weekly mileage of 38, 41 &43!
I have been running to the boy's swim class on Tuesday's, but since that is a 6 mile+ run, I will head over to Veteran's Park, and run 4 miles, before their class.
I'm sure the boys will be a bit disappointed in not being able to "race" me to swim. Somehow they always seem to beat me (wink, wink)!
Well, the weather has been just awesome recently, and today was no exception. It was 80deg, with low humidity, and a slight breeze. Again, I asked myself, is this really August in NJ?
I did 4.09 miles at a good pace. I started out slow, and even did some of the trails thru the park. That is the beauty of running with my Forerunner405. In the past, I would have never known how far I ran in the woods, but this baby tells you exactly how far. What an awesome toy!
The playground was packed with kids playing, and there were a few bikers, but I was the only runner. Usually I pass a few, but not today, at least not around 3:30, when I was there.
Anyway, I am loving these short runs. They seem like they are over as soon as I start.
Well, I ran the 4.09 in 34:51.

1 8:46
2 8:37
3 8:24
4 8:19
.09 :43


Ted said...

I have to say that we are pretty lucky with this weather so far this month. This morning was outstanding! It looks like your pacing is close to mine. We may be running neck to neck during Philly marathon.

FLYERS26 said...

Sounds good to me, Ted.
My goal is to be in the 4 - 41/2 hour range.

BeachRunner said...

Nice job. I am sure you will meet your goal.

ncrunner12 said...

You're really picking it up, awesome job on your runs. I've got a couple guys in my running group that has a 405, I want one so bad but the damn girlfriend refuses to let me spend the cash on one.

Progman2000 said...

you plan on running with a pace group in Philly?

FLYERS26 said...

I was thinking about it, but probably not, Prog.
My forerunner will be my pace group.

Erin Leigh said...

LOL that your short runs are long runs for me. But we all have to start somewhere right?

The weather has been awesome.

Keep up the good work.