a Bri Gaal's Blog: Spot On

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Spot On

And now for a little training talk. A lot of times I don’t like to go into specifics because then that gets people to compare one another, and that is not always a good thing. I also don’t want any readers to think, “oh she just thinks she’s so fast” or “god she’s self involved.” But you know what…my blog! :-)

I’m a little disappointed I didn’t get any other comments about my dirty comic below (except from Bella Swan herself). I guess sometimes my humor is out there. Marty keeps begging me to tell the story of what happened to me after the 5K on Sunday on here, but I won’t because then you all would think I’m even more demented and gross.

Oh yeah, training talk. So last night was track night at the oh so lovely cement lit track. I purposely did not say well lit – it’s not, but at least it’s not pitch black. I wasn’t feeling super motivated for the track but that’s why you run with a group because the work still gets done. The workout was 2x2mile with a ¼ jog in between. Lovely. Goal pace was somewhere between 10K and half marathon pace. I decided 6:20 per mile would be good and tried to settle into an even cadence.

1st 2 mile – mile one: 6:20, mile two: 6:16
2nd 2 mile – mile one: 6:19, mile two: 6:18

I was able to click off pretty much even laps the entire time without too much difficulty. I mean, it certainly wasn’t easy but I got into that rhythm and stayed there – you all know what I’m talking about. That place where you don’t even have to think you just click the laps off.

Afterwards Tim and Angela went with us to the Fox and Hound Pub & Grill making it a very fun school night.

Oops, forgot to get up and swim again this morning ;)


At November 18, 2009 12:28 PM , Blogger Rebecca DeWire said...

You have GOT to tell that story now about the post 5K incident!

At November 18, 2009 2:09 PM , Blogger Beth said...

Great work Bri!!!! I love reading about training/workouts/etc... It motivates me so much to see people work hard and do well (like this workout - TOUGH). I never think that you are trying to say "look how fast I am"...I write about training on my blog too so I hope people don't think that because that's certainly not what I'm trying to say!! Anyway, I would like to hear of the post 5K story please!! :)

At November 18, 2009 2:55 PM , Blogger Kelly said...

i'm kind of curious about the post-5K incident now

At November 18, 2009 3:32 PM , Blogger Jennifer Harrison said...

Don't tease us, Bri!
And, I agree, I do like to read about other's workouts and goals and stuff....NO ONE thinks you are self-involved. TRUST me. :) Nice track w/o!

At November 18, 2009 5:04 PM , Blogger Angela and David Kidd said...

If that post makes you self involved I am in big, big trouble on my blog. And Rebecca's right, you have to tell the story now.

And re. the joke below - I think I am the only person in the world that doesn't know a thing about the Twilight books or movies.

At November 18, 2009 6:30 PM , Blogger Amie Krasnozon said...

Yes Bri tell the story or have Marty tell it for you.

At November 18, 2009 7:47 PM , Anonymous Brooke said...

Impressive work on the track Bri, I noticed you pulling the pack the whole way. You probably didn't even notice the old woman that you lapped (that would be me). Those track workouts are humbling.

At November 18, 2009 9:31 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh Please tell your 5k story. It's not fair to get our curiosity up. We won't think your demented or gross!


At November 18, 2009 9:44 PM , Blogger Angela said...

You're such a rock star! I mean gee whiz you were passing me like I was sitting still...wait, I was! Haha.

I wanna hear the 5K story.

At November 19, 2009 8:34 AM , Blogger John said...

Hey Bri - we did 2 X 2 mile repeats Monday night! I like that workout - now for the 5K story - please share - what you have done to us is like sharing only ONE potato chip - its just not right.

At November 19, 2009 10:00 AM , Blogger Kim said...

Thanks so much for your comments on my blog..I'm making it..althought typing and I are NOT friends right now. Great job on the workout! take care and we'll catch up soon... gimpy :)


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