Tempo Thursday

**Last day to enter my Spartan Race Giveaway, I’ll announce the winner tomorrow!


Wednesday- 4 miles outside, tempo run

On yesterday’s run I wanted to see if I could hold my goal pace of 8:30min mile for 3 miles. Since I don’t have a Garmin or a watch that tells me my pace, I ran on feeling. So, after a 1 miles warm up, I pushed myself really hard for 3 miles. Counting the 1 mile warm up, my app Mapmyrun said I ran an avg of 9min miles. BUT my 5k time was 25 minutes! That’s a new PR for me, I kinda don’t believe it, but I’ll take it=)

I think having to go up two long hills every time I run outside might be helping, doesn’t mean I like it;)

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I spent the day outside doing yard work. Our new house is overwhelming. No one took care of the yard for a long time, so every section needs to be completely gutted. It will be so nice when I can start planting flowers! (I’ll take pics next time)

Last night we had Heather and her family over for dinner. Remember when they came over and helped us fix the hole in our wall? They deserved some burgers!

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The spread. Watermelon made it’s appearance again and I’m okay with that.

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what is your favorite summer fruit?

what time do you get up to run?

About Sugar Plum Runner

Welcome to the Sugar Plum Runner! I grew up in WA state, but currently reside in UT with my husband Josh, son Jackson, and 2 daughters Lily and Claire. I love running, but I have never been so inspired to run, race, and blog about it since 4 years ago after I had Jackson. I grew up playing soccer and cheered in high school. My favorite part of both sports(and yes I consider cheer leading a sport) was the conditioning. I found myself running after practice was over on my own. That's when I realized that running may be the sport I really loved.
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7 Responses to Tempo Thursday

  1. Way to go on a new PR! I bet those hills really are helping! My favorite summer time fruit is probably berries or watermelon!!

  2. Good for you! The hills in that area are brutal! Yay for a new 5 pr πŸ™‚
    Burgers and watermelon?! Yum!

  3. Meghan says:

    yay for your 5k PR! That’s so fast! I wanna PR in a 5k soon so bad! last year i wanted 24 and i hit 26, i think this year i can do it. πŸ™‚ YAY for those hills! love em! they suck but they make you fast!! πŸ™‚

  4. absgoldberg says:

    Nice job on the PR, those 3.1 miles must have been way under an 8:30 pace which is awesome!!! I couldn’t possible choose a favorite summer fruit cause I love them all so much but I will say that I’m looking forward to berries.

  5. watermelon, mangoes, and pineapple are my faves πŸ™‚ congrats on the pr! I usually get up about 530/545 to run… but I haven’t been running much lately 😦

  6. Great job on your 5k PR! I used to live somewhere with a giant downhill outside my door – but I always went in the opposite direction because I didn’t want to run UP it on the way back. But sounds like you found the plus side of being sandwiched between hills πŸ™‚

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