Winter finally hit and I really don’t think there is anything more beautiful. Yes, I am mad at the light pole, the trash can, the car and the corner of the building for getting in the way of my picture. I guess I could have walked a few feet over to the left to avoid those things but I didn’t want to fall on the ice again today.
Today I only had a few minutes to fit in a workout because I have more important things to do like meet up with my mom for treats after school. I hit up the elliptical for a quick 30 minute workout this morning. I usually just read and casually go at a ‘feel-good’ pace on that machine of torture but today I really wanted to get a quick efficient workout.
I set the elliptical to manual and my normal resistance (14) but I would switch off two minutes of hitting 7.5-8.0 mph and then a minute back at 6.0 (6.5 is my usual pace on the elliptical when I am using tension). I did that ten times and it was the first time in a while that I was actually sweating hard core from the elliptical. Mission accomplished and my legs will still be fresh tomorrow for an 8 mile run followed by body pump….nothing better than Saturday workouts.
Did you know that kids in high school still bring treats for the class for their birthdays? Reason #16 I became a teacher.
With all of this indoor running talk on the blog lately, I had to share with you the new Women’s Indoor Marathon World Record holder, Melissa Gillette.
Melissa was just planning on using the Maple Leaf Indoor Marathon as a training run but ended up breaking the world record for the women’s indoor track marathon with a time of 3:08:53. The best part is that she decided to run it just a few days before the race. The pace that she ran was just her long run pace which ended up beating the record by 7 minutes! She realized that she was on pace to beat the record about half way through the race and began to pick it up a little bit! This was her first indoor marathon!
The marathon distance = 204 laps around the indoor track…can you imagine? Every 30 minutes they would switch directions to prevent injuries!
Melissa said, “I may not be the fastest runner, but I am the fastest crazy woman to run an indoor marathon.”
How much would someone have to pay you to run an indoor marathon on a shortened track that takes 204 laps to complete? Do you ever run on an indoor track? Is there one in you area.
-I would do it for $100, actually $50. I am cheap, you know that. BYU has one and I used to use it in college all of the time but man does it get stuffy in there.
Have you ever decided at the last minute to run a race? Where and when?
I may have asked this in the past but I need to know again: Chocolate or Vanilla ice cream (twist answer is not allowed)?