I was able to get my run done early this afternoon at 1PM before traveling for a meeting. Normally I’m out and about all day during work and unable to be home at lunch time, but more on that in a second.
I did a 4 mile progressive run with Barry on the roads around our house. This was a tough run. Usually I do my progressive runs on the trail in town, which is not near as hilly as it is by our house. I think it was hillier on the way back for today’s out and back, which made dropping my pace more difficult.
Mile 1- 10:16
Mile 2- 9:50
Mile 3- 9:25
Mile 4- 9:29 (oops, ran out of gas at the end)
The overall average pace of the run was 9:45/mile. The last progressive run I did was 2 weeks ago and was a 4 mile run. It was on the trail in town and my average pace was 9:33/mile with the last mile being 8:53. Either I wimped out today or running here at the house was more challenging. I’m going with the latter 🙂
So the reason I could run during lunch time was that I have to travel to the coast this afternoon for a meeting tomorrow. It’s a 6 hour trek over to Norfolk, so I was actually home at lunch time to get my stuff for overnight.
That means I’ll be treadmilling it on the hotel treadmill in the morning. I’m going to get my run done in the morning since I’ll be driving home tomorrow evening after the meeting, and I probably won’t get home until after 9.
Do you ever do progressive runs? What do you think of them?
How do you get your run/workout in when you have to travel?