Interstellar Adventures

April 26, 2005

Speed Workouts, a necessary evil

Filed under: Uncategorized — by InterstellarLass @ 8:52 am

I had my first speed workout last night. I will not look forward to these, but I will do them because then I will run faster. One of my friends is a running coach, and she told me not to do the 8 mile run I had planned. “Instead, do a Tempo Run.” she said. Oh boy. 10 minute warm-up, 10 minute tempo run, 10 minute cool-down. The 10 minute tempo run is supposed to be at a pace that makes you want to puke. So, I ran my warm-up laps, and later I figured I ran these too fast. Then I sped up (ha! as if I can speed up much) for the run-till-you-puke part. Well, I didn’t puke, but I did feel pretty crappy. I had to walk for about a minute in order to catch my breath, then I ran the rest of the way for the cool-down. I felt pretty good afterward considering. I danced my way home to some Outkast “I like the way you move” and was excited when I entered my time and distance into my running log. I avereged a 10:47 pace for 29:33! Holy Moly! That’s the first time I have ever averaged less than a 12 minute mile. YAY!


  1. Your blog gets like no comments, it’s like you are virtually talking to yourself…about yourself.

    Comment by Castor — April 26, 2005 @ 11:04 am |Reply

  2. Hey, thanks for your support. I really appreciate it. I know who reads my blog. Who cares if they don’t comment. It also helps keep me motivated and active. And talking to oneself is entirely underrated. You have such a positive attitude that you must do a lot of talking to yourself.

    Comment by InterstellarLass — April 26, 2005 @ 11:08 am |Reply

  3. Oh, and thanks for leaving your email so I could make sure you got my response. Have a nice day.

    Comment by InterstellarLass — April 26, 2005 @ 11:09 am |Reply

  4. What do you need the email for? I see your response on the blog, that uhhhhh, how it works…I’m going to make sure that your blog gets the attention it deserves now. Many comments.

    Comment by Castor — April 26, 2005 @ 11:13 am |Reply

  5. You’re just jealous because I managed to leave hell behind and you didn’t…or perhaps you were the cause of it. Oh yes, I know where you came from.

    Comment by InterstellarLass — April 26, 2005 @ 11:27 am |Reply

  6. What a mean-spirited person – if you can’t say anything nice – or at least wittily nasty – why bother?

    Comment by culfy — April 26, 2005 @ 12:33 pm |Reply

  7. hmmm. Yes, and then that spoils the fun for all the nice people out there who now cannot post anonymously. I guess I’ll have even fewer posts than I did before…

    Comment by InterstellarLass — April 26, 2005 @ 12:58 pm |Reply

  8. I like reading your blog! I think you write extremely well and that inspires me, who isn’t a good writer at all, to at least attempt to write. I don’t do it for anyone but me. It’s therapeutic. Of course there will always be ultra critical people in this world, who have nothing satisfying in there lives, so they try to bring down everyone else. How sad! Your an inspiration to me!!

    Comment by Tamsinor — April 26, 2005 @ 2:57 pm |Reply

  9. Exactly! It’s for me…anyone who wants to read and comment can do so, or not! Thanks Tam! Hope to see you soon!

    Comment by InterstellarLass — April 26, 2005 @ 3:17 pm |Reply

  10. Wow, thats an awful lot of running, total respect to you.

    Comment by Jilly — April 26, 2005 @ 3:48 pm |Reply

  11. I enjoy readng your updates Interstellarlass don’t let the blog nasties get you down. My understanding of blogs are for unleashing our thoughts and if people read and respond it’s an added bonus.

    If people don’t like it they are not forced to read and tune in.

    Comment by The Wisdom of Wislon — April 27, 2005 @ 2:49 am |Reply

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