Saturday, March 6, 2010

Training for the HM

I started training for the Fargo half marathon in February. I logged 60 miles last month and every single mile was on the treadmill. I watched tv, watched my ipod Tudor's season 1 episodes two times, listened to music... but nothing beats the open road.

This morning, it was melty, muddy, icy and 34 degrees... and I did my long run in of 7.5 miles. I was loving it.... well, I didn't love it when I got road sprayed by vehicles speeding by me, but I did love the fresh air. I had a hard-time getting my pace figured out and about popped a lung. I have been relying on the treadmill too much. I definitely need to log more mileage outside. I averaged 8:48/mile, which wasn't too bad for my first outside distance run this year. My brand-new Mizunos will never look the same!I got pretty muddy and had Kippy take this picture of the back of my running tights. Now, got to go shower and get the sweat off and get my gear in the wash. I.LOVE.SPRING!!!


Lori said...

You are right...spring rocks. And so do you...BTW. Thanks for the inspiration. I am going to wait a few more weeks before I take my first outside training run. I'm a wus that way!!

the mom~ said...

Woohoo! Go Renae! I can't wait to get outside...I'm about to toss the whole 5k idea if I don't do something different!!!

Heather said...

Yep. You are definitely HARDCORE!!!! I can't wait to run outside...HURRY spring!