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My Very First Tempo Run!

By Marensmorsels @marentweets

Haha! You guys!

Well if you were on twitter this afternoon then I saw me post this…

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Then a few minutes later you saw this…

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Dun-dun-dunnnnnnnnnn

But guess what?! Work slowed down and I took the opening. I drove like a maniac home, grabbed the first running shorts and tee in my workout drawer and hit the pavement for my very first tempo run!!!

This is what my plan said:

Tempo Run: 4 MI

Warm Up. [email protected] 10:04. Cool down.

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This tempo run was a little hard. My plan has easy runs (which also include warm ups and cool downs) at ~11:30 pace which is really really slow for me. I had a hard time doing my whole first mile at that time, I kept speeding up. But I had no problem doing that pace in my cool down. Wheew.

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I wrote my temp on my hand so I wouldn’t forget.

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Not too shabby, right?! I’m pretty pleased.

I’m thinking I might need to look at my smart coach plan at the next level because I ran most of my tempos at my speed work paces, ~9:40. I had to keep looking at my Garmin and slowing down.

Here were my splits!

  • mile 1 (warm up) 11:29
  • mile 2 (tempo) 10:06
  • mile 3 (tempo) 9:55 :eek:
  • mile 4 (cool down) 11:03

I’m going to check out the next level of intensity for sure… I have pretty long legs and maybe they are making me go faster.

Lunch

Pre run, more like 3 hours before my run I had a sweet liberty sandwich from Erik’s Deli.

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And for working so hard at the office my Dad and I made an impromptu trip to FROYO. I recreated the magic from last night’s trip.

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Mango sorbet with fat free granola, dark chocolate chips, and coconut shavings. :mrgreen: I swear it was even better than last night.

Do you want to see a few pictures from my work???

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In the middle left, that’s the printer we use to print on the wood pieces and on the two tables in the front we package all the finished pieces.

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I’m the printer and these are the printed strips before they get assembled.

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BAM!! Look at those muscly legs. :-D


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