Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Well the weather was so bad yesterday and the forecast for today was so bad that I didn't even put my running clothes out because I expected it to be raining. But when my alarm went of it was clear, so I bolted out of bed, into my clothes, and out of the boat, figuring anything I got in was better than nothing. I got another 2.9 miles in, yay! And it is still nice out, and appears to be clearing off! I didn't do any sprints today, just focused on the run and going slow and steady. I felt a bit tired and had to push a little at the end, but I did it.
Monday, April 09, 2012
38 minutes today, 2.9 miles. I ran steadily the first half, then did 5 sprints interspersed with one minute of walking, then ran a final few minutes (I didn't look) then had about a 5 minute cool down. I get to work about 15 minutes late every day now, so I guess I need to start getting up earlier on run days. This is also because when I first started running I went out for half an hour in the morning. But now that I can run better and longer my run time has increased. So I'll just have to drag out of bed earlier. Non run days I should probably get up at the same time and do resistance training. I know I need it, and it will help, it has just really been a struggle to work that back into the schedule too.
Friday, April 06, 2012
Today I only did 2.6 miles. Dinner last night consisted (accidentally) of bread with olive oil & vinegar, some french fried, some onion rings, and 2 glasses of wine. After that I was too full for real dinner so we never got to it. I woke up about 3:30 and couldn't go back to sleep right away, then I got hungry. Finally fell asleep sometime after 4:00. So I was a little tired starting out. I decided to run to work and back and see how far that was. My high heart rate beeper didn't go off today until I had been running for closer to 5 minutes instead of 2. After my five minute warm up I ran all the way to work, then on the way back I did 5 sets of sprints, then walked home the rest of the way. Total time, 35 minutes.
Wednesday, April 04, 2012
Today I did not pick any destination. I just got up and ran, and had a nice run. Everything I read suggest I am way ready for speed work. So for the first part of my run I ran minute intervals at about double my normal pace I would guess, then walked for a minute in between. I did a little over 3 miles in 39.30. I feel so good after a run, all fresh and clear headed (ok, not so fresh until after the shower). I'm still surprised that I really seem to enjoy this, and I look forward to my runs.
Monday, April 02, 2012
This morning I decided to ignore the heart rate monitor on my Garmin and just keep running. I did give myself a couple minute walking break half way through my run. I don't know if that is a good idea or not--I can fantasize about all kinds of nightmare reasons not to train above my target zone, but I felt fine and my heart rate seems to sit at 177-180 conistently. It takes about 2.5 minutes of running to get the alarm to go off, then it never shuts up. I will be looking to see if it takes longer to go off in future days.
I signed myself and DH up for the Pacific Grove 5k in November today. We are tags 13 & 14. I don't know if DH's plantar facitis will let him run by then, but if not we'll have a nice walk and it's and excuse for a weekend away.
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