Life's been busy between work, working out, basketball games, etc... so sorry I haven't been on here to stalk your blogs and update mine! I will start out with my workouts since this is a running/fitness blog :)
THURSDAY=TEMPO RUNI ran my tempo run on the track. Have I mentioned how much I love my Garmin so I can do these track workouts now!?!? The workout called for 2 miles of running a short tempo pace of 9:56. I ran it a little faster and felt good about it! Here are my splits:
Mile 1 Warmup - 10:44
Mile 2 Tempo - 9:43
Mile 3 Tempo - 9:42
Mile 4 Cooldown - 10:54
Ran the 4 miles in 41 minutes with an average pace of 10:17. I enjoyed this tempo run much much more than my interval run from the other day. I don't know what was wrong with my legs at the beginning of the week, but I am glad that they finally got their act together. Can't have that anymore, ok, legs!?!
FRIDAY=REST DAYI did some foam rolling and stretching and did my pushups:
5 sets of 4-5 reps on each set to equal out 22 pushups on my knees! My rest interval is about 120 seconds between each set. My arms have been sore since Wednesday. I love the feeling.
SATURDAY=LONG RUN DAYThis is the day I live for all week. I love my long runs the best. The workout called for 5 miles at long tempo pace of 10:30. I did my run on the treadmill since I had a workshop that morning. I could've gotten up early, but I am just not an early morning runner. Here is how I paced myself (the best I can remember)
Mile 1 - 5.3 mph
Mile 2 - 5.7 mph
Mile 2.5 - 5.8 mph
Mile 3 - 5.9 mph
Mile 4 - 6.0
Mile 4.5 - 6.1
And then I sprinted it out the last quarter mile at about a 6.7 mph speed!
Mile 5 - Averaged out at a 10:22 pace! :)
This was probably the best long run I have ever had on the treadmill. Usually I go slower on the treadmill for some reason, but this run went well. I really think this Run Less, Run Faster program is already working! I can't wait to see if I get a faster 5K time this month.
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So yesterday we had a technology workshop for school. I don't go to these quite often on Saturdays, so I was kind of not looking forward to it. I really wasn't looking forward to it because it was about technology and I already know a lot about that. But when I got there, I found out that we get a digital camera for our classroom. SWEET! Getting up to go to a workshop on a Saturday morning was worth it. I also had fun laughing with my co-workers. It's nice being around them with no kids around, ya know? They are the best! We had sandwiches and chips for lunch... there goes the whole foods diet again! :)
So after the workshop, I went for my long run that I talked about already :) and then came home to clean up for the Big Al concert!
|Donnie and I at the concert.|
|Me and Kelley showing how gangsta we are!|
|And then a cute picture!|
|Get low! This was awesome to see the whole crowd do it!|
|Big AL in his "fresh" jacket!|
|Love this one!|
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Today I have cross-training and cleaning on my schedule. We have family coming over later this evening! Hope everyone has had a great weekend!