It is no secret I have been a total slacker since the Disney Princess 1/2 Marathon the end of February, heck I owe a trip and race report – I will do one I promise AND I have only run like 2 times.
I signed up for the Atlanta Peachtree Road Race 10k Lottery – HUGE race 60,000 runners July 4th, fun time and to be honest I was hoping to not get in. I mean its hot, has some serious hills, the logistics of dealing with the start and end, blah blah blah. I am toying with doing a 1/2 Marathon in August here in Atlanta – yes that is nuts heat wise, but its flat……SO when I got in the Lottery last week I decided I needed to start my 3 runs a week training again. The Peachtree works in great with that 1/2 marathon as far as preparing distance wise and calendar wise.
This is week 1 of getting back to it -today was run 2 of 3 for the week. We went to Disney on Ice Treasure Trove last night and had a blast, but it was a late night so me and the 5 year old princess slept in – and she skipped preschool. This means I had to go gym since I just can’t leave her alone while I run. I put on my Disney Princess tech shirt to try to cheer me up as I was not into doing this today and headed to the gym.
The goal: 30 minutes “speed work”. I set the treadmill at Random Workout level 3.
I started with a 3 minute walk warmup and then did my 1 minute run/ 1 minute walk intervals. I paced the run started in at 6mph and the walks at 4mph. With each walk I added 0.1mph goal to get up to 7 and then go down. The idea is with each run interval I get faster.
Here’s the thing, I was NOT into today. Ate crap yesterday, didn’t have enough water so over drank before my workout today “slosh, slosh, slosh”. I felt my big belly bouncing around – lets face it I have been eating JUNK lately and I was just tired. YET I PUSHED ON. I got up to 6.6mph runs and was like PLEASE BE OVER…..so the next run interval one I said to heck with it and went up to 6.8 for 30 seconds then 7. I was SO tired some of my walk intervals were longer than a minute as my breathing was fast. The last run interval….I heard Bob and Jillian from Biggest Loser saying in my head “Last Chance Workout……” – the nice Bob from previous seasons…..and said to heck with this, the first 30 sec I did 7mph, the last I did 8mph – yowza that was fast. I think I looked like a spaz those 30 seconds, but got it done!
Felt great to be done as I would rate this workout a total BLAH – I was SO not into it.
While I much prefer to be outside, I do love how I can push myself for short bursts on the treadmill. Now, to work on my diet – I need to start feeding my body some good stuff….oh and get sleep too.
Hey, but I am so happy to be on track with my scheduled workouts this week. One more then I kick it up a notch! The gym has got some awesome looking Core Classes starting soon, def will give them a try.
Happy Running, Walking or Some Combo thereof !
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