Speedwork is addicting. You push yourself to the limits and the feeling after you finish is awesome.
Even though it may not feel good during the workout, just knowing that it is going to make me faster makes me want to keep doing it every week.
12 x .25 miles fast with .25 miles of a recovery jog. 1 mile warm-up and 1 mile cool-down. 8 miles total.
For each fast interval I set the treadmill at 10 mph (6 minute miles) and it was tough. There were many times that I had to tell myself to just focus on pumping my arms strong and fast so that my legs would have to keep up with them. PS on the treadmill I turn up the speed about 10 seconds before I am supposed to start the interval to allow the treadmill to get up to speed in time to start.
Luckily, my sister was on the treadmill next to me to keep me entertained with fun stories.
Breakfast of champions. We kind of have this tradition where we have to get popcorn every time we go to Target.
Just a little furniture shopping with the girls. My sister helped me find a really awesome table (not the one below.. I forgot to take a picture of the one that I actually got and it doesn’t come until next Monday)!
The piñata for tonight is stuffed and ready to go. I can’t wait.
PS thank goodness my mom brought her crockpot over for me to borrow for dinner tonight because mine started sparking and steaming this morning. That was fun.
And Brooke just received the best present ever. We both can’t wait.
Earlier today Jessica asked about some of my running goals:
Things have changed a lot over the life of my blog. At the beginning (4 years ago) my thoughts centered around wanting get my marathon time in the 2:40s and to train as much as possible. Things have definitely changed a bit.
I love running. I love getting faster and I WILL get that sub-3 marathon (I also know I am capable of a sub 1:20 1/2 marathon and that is a big goal of mine because I LOVE the 1/2 marathon) but at this point I can’t train as hard as it takes to get some of those really big running goals. Two-a-days, tons of miles, hours of strength training and cross-training each week are just not possible for me right now. Maybe in a few years that will change. Living on our own = less time to run/train for me. Next fall I will be starting a Masters Program part-time which I am really excited about (I will talk more about that a little later on) and I may have even less time to run then. We shall see. For now, I am just kind of focusing on raising Brooke the best I can, providing for the two of us and running/training because I love it and it is a part of who I am. Does that make sense?
My next two races are the St. George Marathon (just hoping to finish alive;) and the Boston Marathon (sub 3:10)… with some 1/2 marathons sprinkled in there. Oh, and I really really really want to do an ultra… because that doesn’t take a lot of time to train for (I am being extremely sarcastic about it not taking a lot of time:)
WHAT ARE YOUR RUNNING GOALS!?!?!
What was your workout today?
How has your day been so far? Anything fun/exciting to report about?