Thursday, January 17, 2013

Recap on some Speedwork Lately (Happy Post)

In other news, based on my current speedwork results I am "on track" to PR at my next marathon LOL. I'm not sure how accurate these things are but I plugged in my 4miler time from today and it's predicting a 4:43 marathon based on my current shape;

today's run;

Remember a few days ago I wrote a post about how much I hated speedwork? That was the day I did the following run;

When I plugged that time into the McMillan Race Predictor;

On that day my thought was "I need to factor in the hills in San Francisco (those have to add at least 10 minutes right?) and that'll put me around 4:53 which is still a PR (barely). I'd be happy if I broke the 5 hour barrier though given the hills in San Fran." - literally... that's what I wrote in my training journal...

Then today I just got back from this run;

It was really fun and I enjoyed it... that's right, I really enjoyed it. I think the key was I had a small snack before I started running so I wasn't so tired and miserable "pushing it". I need to remember that. 

I plugged THIS run into the McMillan running calculator and got this;

Not much to say here other than this makes me really happy :D. I dont' want to get too excited about PR's and such since my race is super hilly in June. BUT I do want to get excited for getting my speed back regardless of how my marathon goes. I've spent the last 6 months running the speed that refrigerated peanut butter slides (very slow). It's a nice change and it makes me happy. That's all.

Wahoooo talk about a runner's high!

Oh and one more thing, I know Paula over at is a Bassnectar fan, but seriously, this is my favorite band to run to.... here's a fun one from the CD I was listening to today, anyone listen to this stuff too??


  1. Go ahead and get excited and ride that runner's high for awhile! Your hard work is paying off - enjoy it :)

  2. Yay! Good job on your speedwork!!

  3. Awesome job on your speedwork!!! It will pay off in the end!! Love the runner's high!!

  4. Look at you rocking out your speed work! Good job girl!

  5. You're right about SF. You can tack on 10 minutes to your typical marathon time (or maybe 15-20 if you you never run on any hills at all). But San Francisco is a beautiful course. People don't run it to PR.

  6. Nice job on the speed work lady!
    I looove me some Bassnectar. Also an awesome band to run to: Knife Party. They only have a few 5-song albums that you can find on Amazon but I heart them. :-)
    I might have to send you some songs.

  7. I listen to a lot of Linkin Park and Korn when I run. I also do some hardcore rap... Not my norm, but I need the juices flowin.

  8. For someone who hates speed work you sure are kicking butt at it!