First, if you haven’t already, go check out the cute little interview I did over at Stefanie’s blog, Run On. You can find out the 3 things I’d bring to a deserted island. And no, I won’t share #2.
Second, from all the comments on the last post, I cannot believe how many of you hate birds. Blows. my. mind.
Alright, now on to yesterday’s marathon training. I got up yesterday at 5:00am and made it to the gym by 5:15am for a speed workout. What was on the paper schedule was different from the Marathonfest email I got later in the day, so of course I did the wrong work out.
Here’s what I did:
|400||Walk||.5 Warm up|
|800 (1/2 mile)||10:00||.5|
|200 (.12 mile)||10:00||.5|
|800||split 7:42 / 7:54||.5|
Total: 5.5 miles (4.5 running, 1 walking)
None of the walk breaks were planned, but I was seriously winded after every half mile. Also, I really wanted to do one more half mile at a 7:30 pace but my body had enough for 5:00 am. I couldn’t even finish the last half mile at 7:42 without lowering the speed.
I really think I challenged my speed on this workout, so I feel good about it.
After work, I went to workout #2 – martial arts cardio class. Our instructor, Sheila, did not go easy on us. We did a lot of shoulder and bicep exercises until she decided to kill us with ab work. Then we ran a mile after class. I was seriously tired.
Today, the hubs and I have a workout with Linda (our personal trainer) after work. Saturday, I have a 16 mile run with my group that I’m kinda nervous about. That will be a distance PR for me. (Eek)
Oh, and Saturday is also beach day with our TaeKwonDo school. You know, the day I set all those goals for? I think 16 miles that morning will guarantee at least half a day of looking dehydrated and shriveled, and therefore skinny, in my bikini.