Run, run, drink, fail
Monday: 3 miles, 31 minutes, 10:20 pace. Big sweaty times at the gym. Tuesday: 3.85 miles, 40 minutes, 10:23 pace. My first successful tempo run — 15 minutes at 10:42 pace, 15 minutes at 9:40 pace, 10 minutes at 10:42 pace. My right leg started to feel weird near the end, like I tied my shoe too tightly. Wednesday: Quarterly bonus day at work! We had a party in the afternoon, and by “a...
4 miles on a Friday night
Guess what? Not a lot of people go to the gym on Friday night! It was the emptiest I’d ever seen it. Probably because, you know, people have social lives and stuff. So I hear. 4 miles on the treadmill in 39:54 (9:58 pace). I got SO HOT while running because the gym doesn’t have air conditioning, just fans, and I get overheated and red/purple-faced very easily. It’s extremely...
3 miles, plus rest
Last night I did 3 easy miles on the treadmill (31:53, 10:37 pace) per the training plan. Today I get to REST!! I am so excited. I’m not used to this much running — 10.6 miles so far this week, and going to add 10 more over Friday and Saturday. I developed a blister Tuesday night while doing intervals, and I was worried that it would make last night’s 3 miles suck. I stuck a huge bandage on that...
Two runs, an ass-kicking and a training plan
Monday (day off from work) - 3.1 mile run to Fremont Bridge and back, 29:36 - Athletic Step Interval class at the gym — my first-ever step class, combined with strength and ab intervals (a delightful ass-kicking) Today - 7 x 400 speed intervals on the treadmill; total of 4.5 miles in 50 minutes I tweaked a Hal Higdon 5K training plan to fit my limited time frame (from 8 weeks to 4 weeks until...
Let's get physical!
I went to the doctor yesterday for my yearly checkup, and can I just say how lucky and grateful I am to have health insurance and access to preventive care? Sheesh. Everyone should have access to affordable health care, but that’s another discussion for another blog. I’m also feeling ever-so-lucky to be healthy. There are facets of my health that I’m responsible for — diet and...
Runs this weekend One. 2.48 miles, 9:02 pace, 22:25. Ran to a neighborhood gym and back. Took a tour in the middle. I think I’m going to join (free classes and personal training included with membership, heck yes). Other things this weekend Pizza, beer, Seahawks, failed attempt to see The Black Swan, The Social Network, The Bachelor, The Biggest Loser, Dexter, lunch with dad, laundry,...