I pay for my eyelashes. Brooke’s eyelashes are free.
It’s totally normal to be a tad bit jealous of your 2 year old’s eyelashes.
Yesterday’s workout was a good one.
My only option for the day was running on the treadmill but luckily my coach put together a fun workout for me to do which made the time fly by. If you are stuck on the treadmill and bored to death—> my biggest recommendation to make it more enjoyable is to play around with your speeds and incline.
I go crazy if I stay at the exact same speed for the entire run on a treadmill. I need variation to keep me happy on there. Progression runs are my absolute favorite on the treadmill…. increase your speed with each mile (or half mile or x amount of minutes). Start your run slow and get faster and faster as you go along and end fast. Throwing in different speeds will make the treadmill much more entertaining.
The workout yesterday:
10 miles total (my cool-down was a little bit longer than 20 minutes in order to get the full 10 miles assigned for the day). 7:39 average pace.
For me on the treadmill I did:
Easy Runs= 8.0 mph
Tempo Run= 9.1 mph
Speed Work = 9.5 mph
Recovery= 7.0 mph
You can find an AWESOME treadmill pace conversion chart HERE! It goes all the way up to 12.0 mph.
Because I cannot remember specific workouts for the life of me, my iPad saved the day and told me exactly what to do.
When I finished I went over and chatted with Megan for a few minutes as she was doing some crazy intense intervals on the stair climber. That machine is killer. PS she wears her activity band on her shoes instead of her wrist when she does the stair climber so that it will count the steps/climbing.
I made a running related purchase yesterday that I am pretty excited about.
A little bit of why I’ll be using a heart rate monitor from Coach Dave (my coach).
“When used properly, they can be valuable training aids. But even when used properly, they are subject to certain limitations (HR is effected by heat, humidity, sleep, caffeine etc) and have to be referenced that outside variables can affect heart rate.
The basic rationale for wearing a heart rate monitor while running is that heart rate is an indicator of exercise intensity. A heart rate monitor, therefore, allows you to monitor and precisely control the intensity of your running. Beginning runners often make the mistake of not sufficiently varying the intensity of their running and experienced runner who don’t use HR may train too hard all of the time…..(sound familiar) A heart rate monitor can help you monitor this.
To do this, you first need to determine your individual heart rate response to running intensity. Step one is to determine what’s called your lactate threshold heart rate. Lactate threshold is a moderately high running intensity — the highest intensity that can be sustained without significant discomfort. At exercise intensities below the lactate threshold, your breathing is controlled. When you exceed lactate threshold intensity, there is a sudden increase in breathing rate. Knowing where your LT is allows you to manage your training intensity.”
Some other fun things to let you in on:
-We had a chocolate milk fail yesterday.
-Brooke got to hang out with my sis and her kiddos on Tuesday night. By the way, my sister’s back continues to improve since her surgery! She is even able to do the elliptical a little bit now which is night and day compared to where she was a few months ago.
-While they walked, I got to go out for my favorite combination of foods. Tuna Tataki (my heaven), sushi, beef teriyaki bowl and an ice cream sundae. It doesn’t get much better than this in my world.
For dinner last night I made cobb salads. Lettuce, avocado, chicken, bacon, tomatoes, croutons, hard-boiled eggs, bleu cheese and ranch dressing.
ONLY ONE DAY LEFT TO GET ONE OF MY SHIRTS!!!!!!
Are you a sushi person?! Favorite types of rolls?
-I used to work at the sushi restaurant that we went to and the sushi chefs loved to make rolls for me because I would try any and everything. Sushi is my jam.
What’d you have for dinner last night?
What helps you to beat boredom on the treadmill/elliptical/stair climber?
Who uses a heart rate monitor? How do you like it?