Sunday, November 23, 2008

Tempo Run

This was a first for me.  I have read about them and even did the math in the event that one day I would try it.  Well today Scott and I had the pleasure of sharing the road with Chris for an 11 mile tempo run.   

The concept is smart and I liked the run.  I am the worst at adding speed work and tempo runs in but I have made a promise to myself to do these in 2009.  It is all about getting smarter and reaching new/different goals.  

We wrapped up the run with a hard push to the car.  Chris did great today and will be more than ready for his half marathon coming up in a few weeks.

Scott and I have finished up the workout with a hard 30 minute ride at the Sports Club.  With our membership ending the last day of November I have decided to cycle my bunns off and not miss a class.

Thanks a ton for all of the encouraging comments about Scott's job hunt.  Never a fun thing to do BUT we know that this is just another opportunity to do even more in his field.  His attitude and outlook is just amazing.  It will help open doors that he could never see if he where a negative person.

Happy "pre" Thanksgiving!!

Robin

20 comments:

D10 said...

Nice job on the tempo run. Enjoy all the spin classes! I haope all goes well with the job hunt. Hope you guys have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Chris said...

Thanks again Robin (and Scott) for the AWESOME running companionship and for pushing me to run out of my comfort zone!!

Judi said...

I was bad at temo runs and spedwork too, until recently. The speedwork is NOT fun but it's definately helping my endurance.

How do you figure out pace for a temp run?

Runner Mom said...

Sounds like fun! We are going to do speed work on Wed. am at the middle school if you all want to join us. I'll be the one in the very back of the pack!!
Love you!
Susan

teacherwoman said...

I always thought Tempo runs weren't much longer than 5 miles. Nice job on the 11 mile tempo run! :)

Good luck to Scott finding work. I read your post below and it sounds like you guys have it figured out as far as what you need to do in the mean time.

ShirleyPerly said...

Well, that's one heck of a way to jump into doing tempo runs!

Great attitude on the job front. I hope he finds something even better than before. And I will gladly sign that RW issue when our paths cross someday :-)

Marlene said...

Congrats on the tempo run AND spin. I'm sure your legs are thanking you. ;)

Wes said...

I like tempo runs, but not when they come with an 11 :-) Keep us informed on Scott!!

Chad in the Arizona Desert said...

Tempo runs are one of the best tools for adding race-pace speed and endurance. Great job!

I'm still wishing Scott all the best luck with the job hunt.

BeachRunner said...

Nice workouts. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!

The Happy Runner said...

Great job!

Sounds like Scott has a really good attitude and that will just set him up for something positive to come his way. Keep it going!

SLB said...

Welcome to speed work, learn to embrace your inner fast he's in there busting to get out!

Marathoner in Training said...

Great job on the run. Does Scott have any leads on a new job, or is he still evaluating what is available out there?

J~Mom said...

Sounds like a great run!

I Run for Fun said...

Good luck with Scott's job hunt. It's so wonderful that you are so positive. I am sure he will find something soon.

I need to start tempo runs too...nice workout. You are so ready for thanksgiving. Have a great holiday!

jen said...

Great job on the tempo run- they always kick my ass.

Sorry to hear about Scott's job situation. Having recently (well, not even, it was 5 months ago) been laid off from my job I can totally relate. It's been a little tight financially but it has been a great opportunity for us to make changes in our lives that we'd been planning for a while. Things will all work out!

Happy thanksgiving!

Kevin said...

Great job on the tempo run. Hope the job searching is going well

Marcy said...

Tempo runs aren't that bad! It's the dang track repeats that stink. LOL

Bob from BlogMYruns.com said...

It is all about getting smarter and reaching new/different goals.
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Amen :-)

Way to knock out that Tempo run and yup you guys will be so ready for that half M.

Hope you had a good Turkey Holiday and didn't eat that much like I did--whew soooo need the gym today-lol

Best wishes on Scott's job hunt, keep that attitude up and you will have no problem, just another of life's tests!!

Phil said...

Tempo runs are cool ... really gives you a reason to stretch out your legs.

Best of luck to Scott on the job search. I've been there, it isn't fun, but he seems to have a good attitude, which is awesome.