Shown below: What I looked like after the 12th 400. The workout itself was hard but I think what really did me in was the heat. I am pretty sure they had a heater up above me that followed me around the indoor track the entire time;) We finished and I really just had to keep myself in the 400 that we were doing without thinking about having x more to go.
We split the 12 into 3 sets of 4 and took a little bit longer jogging recovery in between sets (probably about 2-3 minutes). After the second set we had to step outside for a 20 seconds to cool down and it felt amazing.
1:26, 1:29, 1:29, 1:26
1:24, 1:22, 1:26, 1:23
1:19, 1:20, 1:21, 1:23
Yes, I am kicking myself that my last one wasn’t my fastest one… I am crazy about that kind of stuff.
We took turns leading each set. Josse did the first set, Rebecca did the second and I took the third set.
And then we were all happy again for our cool-downs. Thanks Jen for the picture!
I was so hot after this workout that I drove the 15 minutes home with the air conditioning on (and the seat heater because I like toasty buns) to try to cool off.
8 Minute Abs is back in my life again. I have neglected my optimistic/cheesy ab training man for the last few months but I am bringing him back into my daily life. I dare you to try it right now.
And then I spent 40 minutes stretching with THIS DVD while watching Parenthood. There are no shortcuts when it comes to training hard. 9 miles + 8 minute abs + 40 minutes stretching = training the right way takes a lot of time and a lot of that time isn’t even running.
It’s my birthday month and so my really good friend (together since the 4th grade) took me for lunch. I absolutely adore her.
Cafe Fresh in Orem is my new favorite place.
Brooke loved it too.
How many hours do you spend a week running/cross-training/stretching/strength-training?
Were you hot, cold or just right during your workout today?
Who else has a February birthday? What day?