Saturday, January 16, 2010

Saturday Outside 5 Miler

Greetings fellow bloggers!! Today I was able to get outside and go on a five miler!! It was absolutely beautiful with a temperature of 25 degrees!! I went to Rice Lake and ran around it once and then continued onto the connecting trail system.

This route is actually a little challenging due to all of the hills. There are several that kick my butt and occasionally make me swear under my breath:) I know that the hills are good for me and are an important element to training.

Tomorrow I will attempt to do a longer run and hopefully it will be just as nice out as it was today:) Good weather is great motivation for me:)
I would like to apologize, as I was to have my tribute to my favorite blogs posted today. Unfortunately, it is taking longer to draft than I had thought. I will be posting my tribute to these favorite blogs sometime tomorrow. So until then, keep smiling!


  1. It WAS a great day for a run!! I'm glad I got to enjoy it too!

    OK, numbers time ---- You did a 10 mile in Sept in 1:23, which is just over 8/mile. If you're in similar shape, factoring in that it's harder to run this time of year with all the clothes, I think you would easily go sub-10 for 13.1. I'd bet you could handle around 9s even. But I don't know how your fitness compares to Sept.

    I did the TC 10 Mile in Oct in 1:02 - just over 6/mile. I'm HOPING to keep it around 7s next weekend, but we'll see what the day brings.

    If I were you, I'd start off just behind the 8/mile pace group, and let them go early on if you need to. Then try to catch them later if you're feeling good...

  2. Oops! - in that last paragraph, I meant behind the NINE / MILE pace group!

  3. Man it is beautiful in Minnesota! I'm glad to hear you had a great run.

  4. Isn't it funny what we consider beautiful weather during the winter months! I was loving the upper 30s today. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

  5. I want to run there! There is a Rice Lake in Maple Grove too? How many Rice Lakes are there? (and twin lakes, notice how many twin lakes there are?)
    Do you mind telling me where to start this run (what street, I'd be coming from 694 west) and is it a loop? and how many miles?

  6. Woah, 25 degree heat wave! I was up in Minnesota in July, and everybody said there are two seasons: Winter and construction. Is that the running joke? ;)p

    Nice run! There is something so peaceful about running in snow. Maybe its that unique crunching sound under your feet?

  7. It was such a great day for a run! Its so refreshing to be able to get outside and enjoy the fresh air again.

    Hills are great when training. They make your butt hurt but they will make you faster.

    Enjoy your Sunday run!

  8. Who knew 25 degrees could feel so balmy, huh? Such pretty trail there, despite all the snow. Enjoy your run today!!

  9. Hi Julie, I found your blog through my daughter's blog "Fit to Wed". WOW how beautiful!!! I just started doing the Couch to 5K. I have always been into exercising with weights, but not so much for running. With Katie's encouragement I will try my best to stick with the couch to 5k. Starting 2nd week tomorrow. Woot woo
    Enjoy your Sunday Run!!! Happy Trails.

  10. Funny - I was the same way too. Bolt and run at 18. Although, I went to Iowa State (my blog URL is Adam R (my name) ISU for Iowa State Univ) so I am not sure that I could call Ames a big city! :) I did move to Kansas City after that...

    Yeah, there is no way that I could move back. It is almost like going to the Caribbian or something - it is a fun place to go for a few days or a week, but the logistics of "life" would seem to get in the way. I can't say that I don't think of it on occasion...but then I order delivery pizza and it makes it all better. I wish that I could have my kids go to the same school that I went to though. I made some really good life-long friends there.

    BTW - No names for the cattle. I did it the first year and BAWLED when I had to sell them. Funny how I never put it together that I was raising steak!


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