Wednesday, December 16, 2009
okay- nobody but punk fans will get that title
Today was my LAST day of c25k!!!! And it was my toughest day yet. here's why- I think I over did it this week. In an effort to balance the extra calories form all the baking (or I should say tasting while baking) I've upped my cardio slightly this week from about 30 minutes a day to around 45 a day. Okay- maybe not so smart on race week.
Saturday I did c25k W8D1- but on my crappy little treadmill at home that doesn't let you go with no incline... so a whole 3 miles uphill.
Monday c25k W8D2 at the gym so no incline ... yep feels better plus 20 minutes on elliptical.
Tuesday- 20 minutes on elliptical, feeling really good so i decided to walk on the treadmill. Why did I decide to put it all the way as high as the incline would go? I don't know- I guess i thought I'm only walking so no problem... did that for 25 minutes.
Today- woke up SORE! Ya- from all the recent work outs with incline- but I still wanted to do my last run before the race so c25k W8D3- on the treadmill at home... that's right on an incline! oof it was tough... and about 10 minutes into it I almost gave up. I was even doing the talk yourself out of it in my head "I've done good- I can skip this one last run- I did so much cardio this week it's no big deal- this treadmill is too small- my house is too hot- this incline makes my butt hurt- I could just slow down and walk for 30 minutes- blah blah blah"
But then I thought "how will I ever know what I'm made of if I never push myself?"
So I turned up my mp3 to ridiculously loud- which happened to be on one of my favorite running songs, Radio by Rancid (hence the blog title)- and kept running.
So now I have 2 rest days before the race. I may do a little cardio tomorrow- something easy like stationary bike or something- but you can bet I won't be doing anything with an incline! And I think friday I'll make a real rest day and do no cardio no strength.
EEEK! I'm getting excited! Just a couple more days till race day!!! Man- I hope this ice melts!