Around 12, I drove to my gym. Its quite a hike for me to get to (I usually work out in Boston) so I try to only go on the weekends when I'm desparate and can't run outside. I grabbed a few magazines and got moving. I started at 6.3mph at 1.0 incline and gradually went up each mile. My goal was to run 10-11 miles. The first few miles felt easy. At 6.25, my treadmill stopped and I contemplating quitting as well. But I reset it and just kept moving forward. I love the treadmill for speed and tempos, but it was challenging today. There was nothing good on TV and even reading two magazines (Entertainment Weekly, Us Weekly) didn't entertain me long enough. I went through two bottles of water and a bag of jellies but I finished. 10 miles in 1:35. 9:30 pace.
I have this goal of breaking 1:50 in my halves coming up but I'm not sure how realistic that is. I keep thinking that maybe on race day I will pull out something amazing. I mean, Runners World always talks about how you should run 1-2 minutes slower during long runs. (Which by the way, makes zero sense to me... why would I run at 10:30 pace if I want to compete at 8:30?!?!) Anyway... the next month will really help me evaluate my goals for my upcoming races. What upcoming races you ask? Check these out!
Super Sunday 10K (Boston)
Sunday February 6th
Old Fashioned 10 Miler (Foxboro)
Sunday February 20th
The Hyannis Half Marathon
Sunday February 27
Black Cat 10 Miler (Salem)
Sunday March 6th
Ras na HEireann St. Pattys 5K
Sunday March 13
the National Half Marathon in DC!
Saturday March 26th
Its funny but I always run more races in the Winter then any other season! Hope to see lots of you guys at these races : )
After the gym, I checked out a local running store that I found on my phone: PR Running. It was a pretty awesome store and had everything that more well known stores have (like Marathon Sports). I was super impressed and will definitely be back again. Anyway, I bought my 2150s which are on sale now because the Ascics 2160s recently came out. So I got these shoes for $77 bucks! Score!
The Stick. This thing is amazing- much better than the foam roller. I love it- I'm obsessed! And I got the best socks in the world if you are known to get blisters... Experia Padded Socks by Thorlo. They are soooo worth the $14 price tag. I just wished I knew before I ruined my feet in cotton socks in my first marathon. Oops!
And here is the Weekly Recap of Workouts:
Speed Workout, 6 miles, 58 minutes, 5X1000 with 400 rest 7.0-8.2mph
6 min eliptical, 30 min electric stim (hip, ankle, ice) Lifted Legs, everything 3X10- Ski Slope, Hip Up, Kick Out, Ankle Out, Hip Sled
Lunch Workout: 5 miles 45:45, 1 mile warmup, 2 miles at 8:13, 400 rest, 1 mile at 8 min, .75 cooldown
15 min eliptical, 1.25 ( Crossramp 10, Resistance 10)
Abs: Ball- Back Extension 3X10, Ball Plank Tuck Knee 3X10, Basic Crunch on Ball 3X10, Throw Ball Machine 3X10, Planks 3X:30, Superman 5X:15, Bent Knee Up 3X10
Biceps/Triceps: Standing Cable Curl 3X10, High Cable Curl 3X10, Supinating Dumbbell Curl 3X10, Incline Alternating Dumbell Curl, Bench Dip, Hammer Curl, Standing Cable Curl, Straight Bar Pressdown
10 Miles treadmill, 1:35, 9:30 pace, 1.0 incline
Total: 3 days running, 21 miles, 2 Days of Lifting/Cross Training, 1 Day of PT, 2 Day off
Biggest Loser update- down 1 pound and .5% Body Fat.
How was your week of workouts?