Well today didn’t go according to plan. My schedule was pretty dead on until noon when I was so tired that I passed out in front of my computer. 4 hour nap? Yes please! So I missed my gym time and pre-dinner job application writing time. Which was fine, I finished a job application and another I can start tomorrow, and I was just going to run for dinner and then eat afterwards. I actually decided I would just run in the neighborhood. But somehow I dragged my butt to the gym, and am I glad I did!
Ran 1.5 miles with a 12 minute/mile pace! The treadmill was set at 5.1 mph THE WHOLE ENTIRE TIME. How did I manage that one? Well as I was getting ready to climb onto my treadmill someone on the bikes called out “Hey girl with the Five-Fingers,” so obviously I turned around. He motioned for me to come to him and he said “I’ve been in here all last week and seen you run at a 13-14 minute pace, why don’t you push yourself and try to a 12 minute pace, I’ll push you after you’ve warmed up”. Challenge on man! I jumped onto the treadmill for a half mile warm up with my ipod blaring loudly (I was in a real funk, still kind of am, but running helped me clear my head a bit) and after the half mile I took my headphones out and he came over and started talking to me about my form and just distracting me from the obvious pace, he ended up covering up the speed and incline (he pushed it up to 5 for incline!!!!!) and I made it through. Ends up he’s a seasonal triathlete, ran 12 marathons, and has been a running coach at the Y for some time. After I was finished I thanked him and went on my merry way. Definitely felt great after that!
30 Day Shred
RWRunStreak Day 16 — 1.5 miles @ 18 minutes
Stationary Bike — 3.51 miles @ 15 minutes
Swimming — 1.25 miles @ 85 minutes <—I ran into some issues getting lanes because of swim classes and had to be shifted several times, I couldn’t do a lot of my swimming at my regular pace because these kids tended to kick water entirely way too much creating too much disturbance in the water. But a workout is a workout and I wanted to get it in. Also, 85 degree water? YUCK!
So how has everyone else’s 2nd day of SOA been? Getting those goals in order? Meeting your buddies?