You know you had a killer workout when your red fingernail and your face are the same color afterwards. I decided to jump on the treadmill yesterday for no reason other than it was really windy and really cold outside. I just wasn’t in the mood to be outside so I chose the option of overheating instead. I went 5 miles and included some speed. 10 minute warmup, 8 x 1 minute fast (6:31 pace for me) w/ 1 minute running recoveries after each fast minute, cool-down until I hit 5 miles—> 7:40 average pace. I kept the incline at 1% and I usually do longer intervals at .5% incline.
As you can tell by my face, it was a really hard workout for me.
I wanted to create a graph (I know, I should really because a graphic designer;) to better describe how intervals feel for me.
The first few intervals are always the absolute hardest of the entire workout (probably because my body doesn’t know what the heck is going on), then things get easier (I must start getting a little cocky) and then they get hard again towards the end because my body is tired. BUT those really hard intervals make the post-run high/confidence/happiness/enjoyment that much better. Worth it. Always worth it but so hard to get started.
I had oatmeal and yogurt for breakfast and then a bit later we went to Pizza Factory for lunch. Andrew’s grandpa flew to Utah and invited everyone to go to lunch and a basketball game together.
The kids were more than happy with pizza and breadsticks for lunch.
From there we went to a BYU basketball game. It takes skills to blink for the picture when you are the one taking it.
We grabbed a cougar tail (a 16 inch maple bar that are famous at BYU games) to split with our family before the game because they always sell out.
My brother in law then gave us a bunch of tickets so we could sit a lot closer. There he is shooting off the t-shirt gun to the audience.
Skye really enjoyed her first game by sleeping through most of it.
And the highlight of the day was that they put her on the jumbotron… don’t mind me excitingly taking a picture:)
Brooke is more into the games than I am:
It’s hard to see but it was snowing after the game. Andrew got more than a few comments from people about his shorts and short sleeved shirt for the long walk to our car.
After the game my sister and her kids came over and hung out for a little while.
Then I could have gone to bed at 5:30 pm and completely slept all of the way until this morning but I didn’t. I made the great decision to stay up and watch the Olympics with Andrew once the kids went to bed.
Now that I am training for a race again (Mt Charleston 1/2 marathon in April), I thought I would start sharing the previous week’s running totals with you each Sunday!
Monday: 6.27 miles @ 8:16 average pace with a lot of hills!
Tuesday: 3 miles @ 8:54 average pace.
Wednesday: 6 mile progression run @ 7:48 average pace. 8:40, 8:17, 7:56, 7:39, 7:21 & 6:55
Thursday: 7 miles @ 8:25 average pace.
Friday: 5 miles @ 8:43 average pace.
Saturday: 5 miles @ 7:40 average pace. 10 minute warm-up, 8 x 1 minute fast (for me that is a 6:31 pace right now) w/ 1 minute easy pace after each fast minute, cool-down until I hit 5 miles.
33.27 miles total.
What was your favorite workout/run last week? What was the hardest?
What are three things that you are doing today?