MAR 13: 8.1 mi run 1:28:42 (10:57 avg pace)....*also did 4 sets of push ups 25-20-20-20
I was super excited for this run. I've never run 8 miles mid-week. I was wondering if my new shoes were up for it....
Me, and a snowy backdrop. Thankfully MOST people had shovled their sidewalks but I still had quite a few places that I had to tip toe thru and the street crossings were awful for the most part. If there weren't small mountains of snow to tromp thru, I was busy slithering thru at a snails pace on sheets of ice.
All in all though, the run felt AWESOME. It was cold (and dark. Curse you daylight savings time!) but I was still THRILLED to be running EIGHT miles =)
Wonderful pink sunrise at the end of my run...
My post run treat. I usually eat some peanut M&M's post-run for any double digit distance but SOMETIMES I'll allow it for less.
This was one of those time.
In celebration of these shoes taking on 8 miles and causing me NO trouble! (of course, I DID still have on the callus protectors which you can read more about HERE
MARCH 14: 4 mi run on the 'mill, 1% incline, (41:37- 10:24 avg pace)....followed it up with 3 sets of planks (1:50-1:40-1:30)
Started out at 5.2 mph and upped it one notch every 3 minutes. Once I got to 6.0mph, I held that until mile 3.5 and then upped it to 6.1 for the remainder of the run.
*The lovely callus protectors on my cheeky little metatarsals (they are metatarsals, right?).
'The Biggest Loser' is a great motivator while slodging thru miles on the 'mill =)
What does your weekend workout plan look like?
--16-17 miles for me! YEE HAW!