I originally planned for last Sundays 12K to be my “7 on the 7th” and was quite pleased with my 1:03:15 time.
Then I ran 12 miles on Tuesday and figured I should count that 7 since it was closer to the 7th, but my time was closer to 1:08.
But, oh my goodness, it was GORGEOUS today! I couldn’t resist going for a long run and decided to turn my tempo run into a 7 mile run. I ran a warm up mile a little too fast and then did 3.5 miles at an 8:45 pace. Like any good tempo, miles 5 and 6, which were not meant to be at tempo, were my “I think I’m going to puke” miles and were much slower. I got things back together for mile 7 and ended up finishing 7 miles in 1:03:05. Woot! I’m pretty sure that’s a personal best for that distance.
I’m not sure I should have pushed myself quite so hard though. I’m not completely over the cold and now I’m coughing like a pack a day smoker. Add the nice shiner I got while playing with the boys in the front yard and I’m only a baby in nothing but a diaper away from a stereotype. (Apparently when the toy says adult supervision required, they mean the adult should supervise, not actually use the toy. )
Thanks to Run to Finish for hosting a race on such a beautiful day!
10 thoughts on “7 on the 7th times 3”
Great job, especially since it was times three!
3x7miles makes you an over achiever. Glad the last one was the best though. 🙂
awesome job on the run, too bad about the shiner though!
Nice job on all your big runs this week!
Congratulations! It’s great you had nice weather and such a fast run!
MCM Mama! Congrats on the tempo run! BTW, I had to look up BTDT! Also, I saw on your blog that you bought tickets for Savor. I don’t like beer much, but my hubby and sister and BIL do…but I can’t figure out how much it costs. Is it really $$??
You have gotten so fast! That’s a great pace. I wish I’d done two more yestday for 7 on the 7th!
Nice job x three! You did great. Sorry about the shiner and I hope you feel better soon.
Awesome times for all three!
thanks for leaving your site! for some reason my links wouldn’t show me your site!! I’ve added you to the results