March 06, 2006

Lisa: Training: Week 3


Last Tuesday morning, Sarah and I ran our 3 miles at Sugarhouse Park. Sugarhouse is becoming our default location for 3-mile runs, because the distance is easy to calculate and it's pretty close to both of our houses. Also, Sugarhouse is hilly and so we're forcing ourselves to train a bit harder. It took us 40 minutes.

130 lbs, 28% body fat


Somehow on Thursday we ran a mile longer than we were supposed to. The schedule had us running four miles, but we apparently miscalculated the section of the marathon route we ran, so we went 5 miles. We didn't figure it out until later, because it only took us an hour. No wonder the run seemed so hard! We ran from Sugarhouse Park to Holladay Boulevard, ending with the section of the route we had run before. We decided it was much better not to have to stop at the midpoint and run back to the cars. When that's the plan, it feels like you get to the end of the route and then have to do the whole thing over again. When we have a car stationed at each end of the route, the end is really the end (if that makes sense).


On Sunday afternoon we ran the next seven miles of the marathon course, from Holladay Boulevard to 45th South and 5th East. This section of the course was mostly flat and downhill, but was probably my least favorite so far. Most of the roads are pretty busy, have no sidewalks, and often don't even have shoulders to run in. It took us about an hour and a half to finish, but I think we both felt better than we did after last Sunday's six miles, and possibly better than after Thursday's five. The weather was perfect--warm enough to run in just a t-shirt and pants, but cool enough that we didn't get too hot from the exercise.

130.5 lbs, 29% body fat

Posted by lisa at March 06, 2006 10:34 AM

One cannot help but notice the consistent wonkiness of my eyes in these running photos. Or the fact that you are apparently no longer eating. You should really get on that whole eating thing.

Posted by: sarah on March 6, 2006 02:21 PM

Don't worry, your eyes look normal in real life! Anyway, since my weight and body fat are essentially the same as when we started training, I am going to ignore the whole "eating thing" part of your comment.

Posted by: lisa on March 6, 2006 05:56 PM
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