Today’s workout was brought to me by the gym. It was snowing and my workout called for some fast miles and there was no way I was going to risk slipping on ice and getting injured 26 days before my marathon. Not going to happen. So instead I did the workout inside and built up my mental strength… it is so easy to just push the stop button on the treadmill and walk out to the car and drive home BUT when we keep pushing through the mentally/physically tough spots when it is so easy to quit we learn to do the same on race day.
Got some planks and squats in after my run too.
I wear my garmin on the treadmill so that my coach can still have my heart rate information from the workout. I was pretty surprised how close the treadmill and my garmin were in terms of distance/mile splits. I forgot to start my garmin until about 40 seconds into the run so that is why the time is off.
Workout—> 30 minutes @ 7:15 pace and then 30 minutes @ 6:15 pace.
The treadmill went right into cool-down mode at 60 minutes otherwise I would have gone another .06 miles to hit nine miles.
The run felt more comfortable than I was guessing it was going to feel so soon after Saturday’s race. Now just to hold that 6:48 pace for additional two hours and I am all set to go.
Heart rate monitors are not a necessary tool for running at all but it is super helpful tool for my coach to know where I am at. He lives in Florida and so this is a tool that he uses to help him see where I am at a little bit better. It helps him to judge what my recovery/tempo/speed/long run paces should be. I’m having fun with it because it gives me one more number to analyze after each run;)
These are the numbers from today… Tempo runs are usually at around 88%-92% of your maximum heart rate so the run today was right around there..
If you are thinking… wow, this girl hangs out with her mom a lot… you are 100% right and I love it that way. Also, she is doing so much better lately:)
The snow called for extra hot baked potatoes from Jason’s Deli.
Brooke was the only one brave enough to eat ice cream (they give it to you for free there) afterwards… way too cold.
And now Brooke is snoozing in the backseat, my mom is driving and I’m chatting with you guys on my laptop. Technology.
Oh, and of course I’m snacking. Fruit snacks are not just for children.
What are you snacking on today?
People with races coming up—> how many more days do you have until your next race?
Taken any tumbles while running? Because of ice or rocks or sidewalks or other?
What type of run did you have today? Easy, speed, recovery, tempo? Also, how many days a week do you usually run?
-6 days a week during marathon training but after the race I will probably back down to 4 or 5 until marathon training starts up again.