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A Faster Morning Run

by Meghann on May 13, 2009

With an 8:50am flight this morning I had to allow myself enough time to arrive at the ariport 40 minutes ahead of time, the 30 minute drive to the airport, time to shower and to eat breakfast. When it came down to it I had enough time for a short run if I got up at 5:15am and ran it fast.

And ran it fast I did. πŸ˜‰

As soon as I was out the door I was speeding down the road – well speeding for me. I ran the length of the road my parents live on for a total of 3.5 miles in 28:27… that’s an avg pace of 8:07!

I have been so busy concentrating on endurance and pacing for long runs that I forgot how exhilarating a fast short run could be. That 8:07 pace for the 3.5 miles took just as much out of me as any 15+ mile run does. I ended out of breath, drenched in sweat and with a huge smile on my face. I love running!

The best part was I still had plenty of time to get everything accomplished that I needed to, including enjoying a yummy breakfast.


I broke into one of my pre-packaged cereal mixes this morning. I always make sure to label these babies to remember what I packed. πŸ™‚


I also had some Vanilla Non-Fat Yogurt, Strawberries and 1/4 of the Apple my sister had cut up for her morning oats.


Hopefully this breakfast will keep me full through my 2 hour and 45 minute flight, but if not I have a carry on full of yummy healthy snacks.

I still have a few minutes before my flight so I am going to kill time with a little blog reading. Got to love that free WiFi at OIA!

I have a little surprise post for you later this morning, so I hope you enjoy it! Otherwise I will be blogging next from San Antonio. Yee Haw!

1 Jen May 13, 2009 at 7:19 am

Wowee, I can’t believe you put so much effort into waking up crazy early to fit your run in! Major props (especially since you were so speedy)!! I wonder what the surprise is. πŸ™‚

2 Mica May 13, 2009 at 7:19 am

That was a speedy run, indeed.

Have a safe flight and enjoy San Antonio!

3 verbalriot May 13, 2009 at 7:22 am

hell yeah for free wifi!

AWESOME run πŸ™‚

Have a safe flight!

4 Ashley May 13, 2009 at 7:47 am


When you started running how did you improve your speed? What are your best tips?

Hope you have a great trip!!

5 meg May 13, 2009 at 7:53 am

Great run! Have a safe trip! You are going to love San Antonio, especially if you are staying on the RiverWalk.

6 Victoria May 13, 2009 at 7:56 am

Wow. Great run! Enjoy your trip to San Antonio.

7 Melissa @ For the Love of Health May 13, 2009 at 7:56 am

Amazing run!! Speed feels great!

Lovely breakfast. I am totally a labeller too.

Safe travels!

8 Allison May 13, 2009 at 8:06 am

Seriously – you are a crazy speed demon! I love it!

9 brandi May 13, 2009 at 8:10 am

great job on the run! I can’t wait to start running in the morning again – soon!

I hope you have a safe flight!

10 jenngirl May 13, 2009 at 8:17 am

Picking up the pace can sometimes be even more tiring for me than going for a long amount of time, glad you were able to get a good run in!!

Have a safe trip πŸ™‚

11 weight and meditate May 13, 2009 at 8:21 am

Have a safe flight!

12 Courtney (The Hungry Yogini) May 13, 2009 at 8:22 am

Yummy breakfast. Have a great flight!

13 Nicole May 13, 2009 at 8:39 am

Have a safe flight!!

14 Yasmin May 13, 2009 at 8:43 am

You will love it here in Texas! And the restaurants in San Antonio are phenomenal. You have to try pan dulce while here also.

15 Pearl May 13, 2009 at 8:51 am

have a safe and relaxing flight!

16 Run Sarah May 13, 2009 at 8:59 am

Awesome AM run! Have a great and safe flight over!

17 Niki May 13, 2009 at 9:11 am

Awesome run!! Have a safe trip!!

18 Rose May 13, 2009 at 9:15 am

Enjoy your trip!

19 Mara @ What's For Dinner? May 13, 2009 at 9:24 am

Have a safe flight and a fun trip!

20 ksgoodeats May 13, 2009 at 9:28 am

Have a safe trip!!

21 Hallie May 13, 2009 at 10:25 am

Have a good flight!

(I think your sister should start a blog. If she eats oatmeal in the morning, it’s like she’s halfway there!)

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