Long Tempo 1:32:18
Saturday, November 3, 2007
The running group at Juan de Fuca was small but we were frisky. It was just me, LeRoo, Jessalyn, Glenn, Alan and Nancy B. Nancy was doing a steady run, LeRoo and I were doing a 50 minute tempo run and the rest were doing 7-7-7-5-3 minutes with 2 minute recoveries. 50 minutes is the longest tempo I have ever done so we started very conservatively. I had to double check with Matty that it was 50 minutes straight and not 2 x 25. Once we hit the hill the chatting stopped and we held a very steady pace for the rest of the run. I timed the laps to make sure we were staying consistent from beginning to end. The loops were done in 10:15-10:06-9:59- 10:00-9:55. So, a bit slower compared to the previous weeks and maybe a smidge slow for a true tempo pace but I think the intensity was still strong and I felt good. The next time I will gradually build into a stronger intensity with these longer tempos but for today it felt right.
I got a haircut in the afternoon and then had a lie down. Juice had auditions again so LeRoo invited me to meet with her friends at The Mint for dinner. Then we went to Temple and I was conned into staying much later than planned. My watch was taken away so I couldn’t see how late it was getting…bugger!