Monday, May 3, 2010

Back to the Real World.

So we're back at home and back to the real world. That means cooking, cleaning, dog walking, grocery shopping, chores, and yes running. Yesterday I spent the day cleaning while my hubby took our daughter to visit his family. They had a blast, and I spent the day cleaning. I was getting tired and had to make a choice between mowing my lawn and running, and I told myself that the lawn will still need to be mowed tomorrow, but I can never get back that run I missed because the day is over. I ended up getting both in since the rain held out here, but I felt great about my attitude.

I started my speed training yesterday for my 10k. I ran for 40 minutes and did a 5 minute warm up and cool down, and then 12 sets of 65/85 seconds where I ran 6.5 miles/hr for 65 seconds and then 4 miles/hr for 85 seconds. I felt really drained at the end but in a good way. I felt pretty good and actually did run 5k in less than 40 minutes which was my goal for May, but I'm aiming to do that outside not on the treadmill since it always goes easier on the treadmill. Hopefully I'll get another run in today but it all depends on the weather. I hate hot weather so if it's muggy and hot I won't run because I HATE running in heat. I HATE going out in the heat in general! Here's hoping for a nice breeze.

1 comment:

  1. I hate the heat too! I would rather put on layers of clothing because it is cool out.

    Great job on your run.