Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Fall Tastes so Good

So I found it, the first indicator of fall...

 Pumpkin spice lattes are back, which means fall is in full swing. It was even a tad less hot this morning just to mark the occasion.

There are so many things I look forward to about fall: college football, cooler weather, sweaters, Pumpkin anything, Florida/Georgia weekend, soups and chili being acceptable to eat again, apple cider, all my fall races (there are a lot), especially the marathon! This is my absolute favorite season, so hopefully it sets in a bit more in the next week or two.

So...I have learned that I have to run before work on days I have class because I have no motivation to do anything once I get home after a full day of work and class, so needless to say I did no running last night. I will not be taking a rest day now tomorrow as planned, but I will take it easy before my long run on Friday.

This morning I got up and was super motivated for my run. A rest day always leaves me really motivated which is why I usually like them the day before my long run:) I did a tempo run, it was pretty tough, I realized I hadn't done a real tempo in 3 weeks and used my races as "tempos" too, but that doesn't count because of course it's easier to run faster when you are racing. I was originally hoping for 4 miles at 8:25-8:30ish, but I knew there was no way, so I just hit it as hard as I could.

7 Miles- 1:02:28, 8:55 average pace
Mile 1-  9:45
Mile 2-  9:26
Mile 3-  8:30
Mile 4-  8:34
Mile 5-  8:29
Mile 6-  8:27
Mile 7-  9:17

The tempo miles hurt, but it was a good thing to get them in, I am hoping it makes next weeks tempo a stellar one. I am also unusually energetic at the moment so I think I will be doing something this evening with the extra time on my hands, but in the past few days that has not been the case so we will see.


  1. Great job on the tempo run chica!!!

  2. yay tempo! they hurt sooooo bad but feel soooooooo good when they are done :)

  3. yessssssssss I need tog et one today. Great tempo run :)

  4. Awesome Tempo!! Love the Pumpkin Spice Latte. I

  5. I am jealous of your drink :)

    I love anything Pumpkin, too.

    Good job on the tempo run!!