It may look like I am crying, but I am not. Well, maybe I was a little.
I had plenty of excuses to skip my speed workout today… many. My main excuse was that my plans for a babysitter fell through so I was sentenced to another round of yasso 800s on the treadmill.
I was very tempted to just skip it but just decided to stop all of the complaining and get it done because goals > complaints.
2 mile warm-up
10 x 800 m (.5 miles on the treadmill) with .25 mile recovery jogs in between each one.
1.75 mile cool-down
11 miles total
My coach prescribed a 3:02-3:06 pace for each .5 miles. That is about a 9.7-9.9 mph on the treadmill.
Mine were: 3:05, 3:05, 3:05, 3:05, 3:05, 3:04, 3:03, 3:04, 3:03, 3:02
Average for the 10 was 3:04…. three weeks ago my average for these were 3:06. Progress is progress even if it is only two seconds:)
.5 incline for these and I always make sure to start tracking the .5 miles when the treadmill actually reaches the speed I set it to.
It will be interesting to see how I am able to pace myself on these outside once I get a chance to because the treadmill just allows you to set your speed exactly where you want to be.
I told you I like angry music when I do my speed work. Today’s mix:
We are throwing a baby shower for my sister tonight at our house. We have been running around town all day getting ready for it.
Brooke loves having people come over just as much as I do.
We are getting all of my sister’s favorites and we had to test out the rolls in the car just to make sure they were okay. They are.
Lots of baking going down.
Our favorite chocolate chip cookies because even after you cook them, they still taste like balls of cookie dough.
The best part of today is that my brother and his wife (they live in Kentucky… you may remember them from when I visited them this summer) had their baby girl today!!!!!!!!!!
I now have 17 nieces and nephews and my sister will be adding another one shortly!
How many nieces and nephews do you have?
Favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe?
What are some of the biggest ‘excuses’ that you use when it comes to working out?