My Latest Workouts
Sunday 8/24- 12 Mile Long Run, I didn't get to leave the house as early as I had hoped. I ran the same route as the week before and I added to it. I wanted to get the miles in and hopefully pick it up on the way back in. Here's the Garmin Stats
I only brought my water bottle with me. Before I left I had 1/2 of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich and two scrambled eggs. I do okay without fuel for runs between 8-12 miles... I'm going to have to figure out my nutrition strategy if I want to run a marathon later on this year.
Monday 8/25 - 3 miles on the treadmill at lunchtime. I ran this at recovery pace, and I also did some strength training. I worked out my chest. I did flat bench press with the bar (my max is 85lbs for reps). I also did some one arm rows, push ups, tricep dips, and some bosu ball balance exercises for my ankles.
Tuesday 8/26 Two a days. In the morning I ran 3 miles at an easy pace. I wore my Garmin because I wanted to be sure that I kept these miles above 9 minute pace.
At lunch time I did speed work. I did 3x1600's on the treadmill. I wanted to go outside but, it was too hot.
I ran one mile to warm up. Then I stretched, changed into my Pure Flows and then started the repeats. I put the treadmill incline at 1% and I ran the 1600's starting at 8.4 (7:09 pace) and tried to gradually pick it up during the interval. In between each repeat I jogged a quarter mile for recovery. Here's the data.
7:13, 6:58, 6:56
After the intervals I ran another mile to cool down. This workout ended up being just over 5 miles.
Wednesday 8/27-Rest, I went to Big Lots on my lunch break and treated myself to some new sunglasses and a few other household goods.
Thursday 8/28- Two a days. I had a 50 minute Tempo run on my schedule. I broke the workout into two runs, so I could get some extra miles in. In the AM I ran a progression run. The first mile easy, the second mile a little faster, the last mile was a, "hurry up you are going to be late mile". Here's the data:
Mile 1- 8:35
Mile 2- 7:56
Mile 3- 7:16
At lunch time I headed outside, it was hot but, I didn't want to run on the treadmill. I picked a hilly route that I could run easy up the hill, and then try to pick up the pace on the way back down. Here's the data:
This weekend my mother-in-law is going to be in town for the Labor Day holiday. It's always great to have extra help with the kiddos, and more time to run.