Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Riff Ram Bah Zoo!

49 mins.
Strides, Drills
7-7.5 miles


First and foremost, I must give a shout out to the TCU Horned Frogs, who pulled out an amazing fourth-quarter upset to beat the previously undefeated Boise State Broncos in last night's Poinsettia Bowl. Go Frogs!

Now on to the important stuff. I'd fully planned on going to the Mt. Pleasant High School track this morning, but it wasn't meant to be--not for lack of motivation, but moreso for the innate hectic-ness that is Christmas Eve. I'm pretty sure I just made that word up. Anyhow, since I still wanted to get in a harder effort I decided to do a progression run of sorts along the familiar country roads. I was aiming for about 7 miles and I took the pace out pretty easy, so I waited until just after 26 minutes to turn around. When I did, I was greeted by the wind, which apparently changed directions last night with the change in weather (whereas I was bundled up as heavily as possible on Monday, today I was warm in shorts in and a short sleeve top). Naturally the stiff breeze made the going a bit more difficult, so I just focused my efforts on continuing to press at a gradually increasing rate. The last mile back to my parents' neighborhood is a steady downhill and I used it to help me relax while tightening down the pace. I finished up at just under 49 minutes, which means I went out in 26:0x and came back in 22:2x. Not a bad effort. I concluded the run with some strides and a set of drills.

2 comments:

JoKin said...

remember that time when i went to the ou vs. tcu game?

mrn said...

ask bob stoops which tcu game he remembers most vividly.