Always a really good feeling when I can finish my workout before Brooke even wakes up for the day. I started quite early and it was dark until I started stretching and doing core work after my run so the treadmill it was. I just can’t get myself to run in the dark alone. I don’t know WHAT I was thinking when I used to live in kind of a weird part of town in San Jose, California and run at 5 a.m. by myself in the mornings but I would never ever do that again… the treadmill takes my early morning running fears away:)
I kind of love doing speed work early because I don’t have time to think about the workout, I just go and do it. I take my w/u and c/d extra slow on my speed workouts because my focus is on the repeats, not the w/u and c/d and so I like to go at whatever pace I want for those.
1 mile w/u, 6 x 1 mile with .5 mile recoveries, 1.5 miles c/d. Didn’t know where my splits would be so I just started at a 6:31 and went down from there. When I do speed work on the treadmill I try to focus on owning the treadmill and not letting the treadmill own me. Does that make sense? I don’t want to put it at a pace that has me hanging on for dear life with the belt pulling me along. I try to own the treadmill by staying on top of my cadence/form/feeling in control of the pace while still pushing it and my heart rate skyrocketing.
Hanson’s calls this type of workout a strength workout and lists the benefits of strength workouts—> improved lactate clearance, improved lactate tolerance, improved endurance at faster paces, improved oxygen delivery (via stronger heart) and improved running economy. Sign me up. I love knowing the benefits of specific workouts because that gives me that much more motivation to do the hard stuff!
It was a double fisting water bottle day. Somehow I completely destroyed these water bottles during my run.
Also, I can’t even tell you how happy I was that my favorite treadmill (that allows you to go over 60 minutes without stopping) was open on a crowded morning at the gym.
I sported my Boston shirt for the move (aka I finally found it when I was going through everything… hallelujah).
The best box that we opened:)
Everything is moved over!
And for the random portion of today—> My friend had the cutest sandals on yesterday (so naturally I had to copy her and order them) and they are a killer deal right now HERE at J. Crew Outlet. SUMMER IS ON IT’S WAY and I’m glad I have her feet to model these shoes instead of my runner’s feet;)
Happy Tuesday! Off to unpack boxes and maybe even make our first meal at home here:) Or get take-out. But at least we will be eating something together at our counter in our house tonight and I can’t wait.