Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Good running...

This morning I had a great run. It wasn't as cold as I thought. I had a sleeveless fleece vest between my technical long sleeve and my jacket. By 15 min of the run, it was too stuffy. I took it off and threw it behind an electric box.

For the past two weeks, I hadn't woke up as early as today. I knew I could do it in January. But the habit of going to bed early and waking up early never set in. This Mon, I woke up early to long swim. Today, I woke up early to long run. Sat, I will wake up early to long bike.

I really enjoyed stepping out and seeing the stars in the sky. The sky was cleared and the sun was waking up as I ran along. I ran in a relax pace. HR avg 153. Even though I put the gel flask underneath my jacket, I couldn't get them out of the flask. So I had to unscrew the cap (the sucky thing) and chuck the gel down my mouth. It was good. I am using the Clif's Big Shot Mocha flavor. So after taking my gel, I looked like the girl in the pic :). Good thing I have a mouth nose protector on. Haha..I can imagine in the summertime when I have chocolate all over my face....:D

It wasn't as cold as -4*F. When the sun was up, I was getting very hot.

Overall I ran about 11 miles in 1 hr 55 min. I am suppose to run 2 hr and 20 min. What can I do..next time wake up earlier and head out earlier. Lesson learnt.

Added: I decided to cut my run short b/c I have to rush back home and get ready to work.

15 comments:

E-Speed said...

1 hour 55 is better than nothing!

You'll remember next time and get up earlier!

lol about choc all over!

jessie_tri_mn said...

Getting in those long runs before work is always a challenge, nice job making it near your goal!

Thomas said...

I know all about having to finish a run in order to get to work on time. Some things just cannot be avoided.

You still did well, getting in nearly 2 hours.

psbowe said...

That 1 hour 55 mins is alot closer to your goal, not the other way around.

Steven said...

Good job, Cliff.
Getting up, getting out, and getting it done.
Keep it up!

TriSaraTops said...

That's what I call a great run! :)

Comm's said...

sometimes that work stuff just cant be missed. nice run and gotta tip my hat to the great picture of the girl

IMmike said...

Cliff, Thats a good length run. My long runs these days are only about an hour and a half. You can build up a lot of aerobic base on the bike which is less impact on your legs than running. A lot of people seem to say that the goal of IM run training is to build run durability. Thus it is not necessary to go over 2.5 hours at any point in training. I dont know if i agree with that, but thats what they say.
Mike

Mike said...

Cliff- nice job on the early workouts...I have been thinking alot about that lately...how do I get my lazy a$$ out of bed for an am workout....hmmmm, something to work on here. Glad it wasn't 4deg below for you on the run- that is nuts!! ;-)

Hilda said...

Let's see how the spring finds you if you are so use to run at that temperature, you will be melted!!

I'll start to see diferent these canadian runners on vacations here, what a difference!

Papa Louie said...

You're a brave soul to venture out in early morning for a run. I'm glad I don't have to do that. At least not yet.

Jennifer P said...

I love the feeling of walking into work knowing that I've run that far in the morning -- you should be pleased with getting your run in.

qcmier said...

Cute kid.

Like everyone said 1 hour 55 is better than nothing. Sometimes you have to make those compromises.

Kewl Nitrox said...

I am so NOT a morning person so I admire your early morning work-outs!

Rae said...

Great job on the long run!!

I'm a little disappointed you used that picture of the kid instead of smearing some Gu all over Homer!