Tuesday, June 26, 2012

BEAST MODE

A sweet friend sent this to me this weekend -

My training started again on Friday with a 12 mile run. The goal was four miles at 7:30-7:45 pace, then four miles at 7:15, then four miles at 7:30-7:45. I  may have been a wee bit excited and my splits were -
7:05, 7:26, 7:16, 7:26, 6:58, 7:02, 7:00, 6:58, 7:04, 7:07, 7:09, 7:25.

Saturday was an easy day, and then the plan for Sunday was 8 miles with 2 miles @ 7:30 pace, 4 miles at 7:00 and then two cool down miles and five strides. It was a tough and hilly run. Splits were - 7:20, 7:25, 6:45, 6:43, 7:00, 6:48, 7:49, 8:14 plus 5x100m strides.

Yesterday was an easy day, and then today the plan was for 10 miles with 2 miles @ 7:30, 6x1 mile repeats at 7:00 with two minute rest intervals, then a two mile cool down. I knew before I started this run that I wanted the mile repeats faster than a 7:00 flat and knew I could do it.

Splits for today were 7:23, 7:20, 6:47, 6:33, 6:38, 6:39, 6:25, 6:16, 7:37, 7:43

This was the MOST fun run I have had in a long time. I felt strong and fast, and even though it was a harder effort the paces came pretty easily and I could have run a few more mile repeats at these paces. I had fun, and for the first time since the Utah Valley disaster I really FELT like I was fast and strong, instead of feeling like I was trying to feel like I was fast and strong.

I have not felt my hip at all the last two days, and I have started back doing a killer core routine (three times a week) and my strength routine (two times a week). It feels good to be back.

Yes indeed. Beast Mode is ON. :)


21 comments:

Kathy said...

Yay! Glad the hip pain is getting better! You're splits are amazing - turn that beast mode to eleven!!!

Penny said...

Glad to hear your feeling better. Your running is going great.

Emz said...

Waaaaaahooooooo!!
Awesome.

giraffy said...

YAY!!

emlizalmo said...

Holy CRAP! You really ARE back...and faster! So happy for you. :)

Teamarcia said...

You don't know how happy this makes me. GO BEAST!

Mark Matthews said...

That feeling of Beast Mode, when you feel your running strong and your body ready to tackle anything. I love it. It comes fewer and farther in between for me these days, but it's clear you're in your Beast Mode zone. Enjoy and let it ride.

Margie said...

Awesome week, and awesome workout! Beast mode is definitely on.

Julia said...

SO EXCITING!!!!! i am so amazed at how you totally dominated those 6 minute miles! incredible!!!!! you are beyond my inspiration. seriously.

also our ragnar team name is "ultra" beast mode:)

Beth @ Miles and Trials said...

I love the "beast mode"! Welcome back to your fast and strong, glad it is feeling good.

A Mommy Running for Grace and Hope said...

YOUR AWESOME!!!

Jen@runfortheboys said...

GGRREEAATT JOB! So happy you are feeling good :) and FASTER than EVER!

Jill said...

Bring it on, girl!! You're back and you're on fire!!

Rene' said...

Yay! Glad you are back at it!

fancy nancy said...

Awesome!!! So glad you're back into beast mode!!!!

Adrienne said...

Dang!!! Don't forget your recovery, young lady;)

lizzyj1305 said...

GREAT run!! I need to borrow some of your ideas for good track workouts! :)
I hope your week is going great!
xoxo!

On the Right Track said...

Yes indeed...I sounds like the beast is back!!! I never thought you left in the first place though...glad to know you are felling better...and feeling it again ;)

Raina said...

What a great workout!! Nothing feels better than blowing the dust off the wheels :)

Momshomerun said...

Good for you! And how great that you felt like you could do more!

lindsay said...

I thought this was bReast mode... and I was thinking HUH? What do boobs have to do with running?!? :)