I know I could go out and run a half marathon tomorrow, but I know it wouldn't be pretty and I would probably be recovering for a month. I didn't get to my long run last week...oppsie!...but I'll blame in on getting a little cold and being more motivated by a spin class and yoga, I think that is an acceptable alternative.
BUT this week, I NEED to run at least a 9 miler so I'm signing up for a 15K in the park across the street from me. Even though I could go run 9 miles in that park any day I want, I'm pretty sure spending the $22 bucks will actually get me there and running.
Okay, thanks for the chat...here is an interval run I did last week on the treadmill based on a recent workout by Carrots 'n' Cake. Tina has been posting some awesome treadmill workouts lately, so I don't have to be creative on my own anymore...thanks!
3 miler with .75 mile
0.0-0.5 mi 6.0 mph
0.5-1.25 mi 7.0 mph (interval 1)
1.25-1.50 mi 4.0 mph (break)
1.50-2.25 mi 7.0 mph (interval 2)
2.25-2.50 mi 4.0 mph (break)
2.50-2.75 mi 6.0 mph
2.75-3.00 mi 7.5 mph (mostly because I wanted the run to be over with!)
Tina's workout had 3 intervals but I needed to be done at 3 miles so I cut it short. 7.0 is becoming a semi manageable speed for me on the treadmill so I might try 1 mile at that speed next week.
Despite not doing a long run I did pretty good last week:
February 6-12, 2012
Monday: Chest & Tricep +
Tuesday: Back & Bicep + interval run, might try this one - CHECK (see above run)
Wednesday: Run with Carol - CHECK - 6.0 miles around a 9:00 pace
Thursday: Legs & Calves - CHECK
Sunday:Yoga or rest...I really should take a rest day but the yoga class is pretty gentle so that is rest right? - CHECK...yoga!
And here is my back to running week plan! Still only shooting for 3 runs a week, but if I feel like a 4th I'll indulge...
February 13-19, 2012
Monday: Chest & Triceps + 3 mile treadmill run
Wednesday: Back & Biceps in the AM, run with Carol in the PM
Thursday: Shoulders & Abs + cardio maybe
Saturday: 15K race - but try try try to keep it slow for a long run
Sorry for the super boring no photos post! In other news, I lost my iPod!! I honestly have no idea what I'll do at the gym now to entertain myself :(.
Question: How do you entertain/motivate yourself during a run or workout without music? I suppose I'll just have to resort to starring at other people working out...