Monday, August 16, 2010

Change in Schedule

Well now that the 30 days is over my schedule is changing up quite a bit.  After the torture I went through with the Making the Cut workout I was sure I was not going to do that again.  Well I liked the results from it so much I am sad to say that I will continue to do it.  I will modify it a bit, 3 days a week instead of 4 and each circuit twice.  That makes it a little bit harder each time but since I'm doing it less often I guess that will work.

I love the circuits that are in this book even though I'm pretty sure at some points in the workout I am going to die.  I figure that at the end of any workout if the fear of death is present it must have been a good workout.  My workout buddy is going to do these with me late at night.  Hopefully soon she will not think she is going to puke halfway through.  That is the goal at least.  Then we both want to finish off the workout with a little core work.  Core work is good for your body weight loss or not.  It makes you stronger and at a less risk for injury in everyday life, it also helps with running and gives you that flat tone stomach that everyone wants.  I figure its just a good idea all the way around.

My lazy day yesterday proved not to be the reason for my sucky run last Monday because today my run was great.  We started on the stairs this morning and they were majorly hard, there was trash left over from ballgames so not only were we running steps but dodging bottles and other stuff.  On the very first trip around I twisted my ankle.  You know that feeling when you first roll the ankle over, you are pretty sure it is broken and you just cant go on...well I had that for about 3 seconds but once I took a few steps I figured I was going to be ok and just kept running.  It is just a bit tender still but I think Ill make it. 

After steps we went on the running section of the morning.  We had a newby come run with us today and she did a great job.  She kept right up with us and pushed through all the way to the end.  This run was one of the best I have had so far.  Just over 3 miles and a half a mile cool down.  We ran the entire thing with 2 walk breaks and one mini walk break, I almost don't want to count that one cause all I had to do was tie my shoe.  Anyway, at the end of the run I separated myself just a little bit so I could have a strong finish. (I only did that cause there were 3 of us, you never leave anyone behind, see I'm learning!!)  I wasn't sprinting but I had a kick left and I wanted to take advantage of it, so about the last .2 mile I kicked it on and it was a nice way to finish.

On the run today I had both legs and lungs under me...usually one of the 2 is failing by the end.  It feels good to see the progress.  Coming off a long run this weekend I was just sure I would struggle through the entire run but it felt great.  After my long run over the weekend I finished the week with just over 26 miles.  I thought that was great and then I realized that I would have to run that entire distance in one day instead of one week.  Ahhhhhh it is almost too much for my mind to get around.  The runs are getting longer but as long as they keep progressing I will be alright.

I signed up today for my first ever 10k.  I know that sounds a little bit funny since I have already ran a half-marathon but this is a distance run that I have never done before.  I'm thinking this could be my distance.  On our run this morning my running buddy asked me what my goal was for the 10k, so we talked it over and came up with a time that would be good.  The first goal is finishing (without dying), then the time goal is 70 minutes.  That is just under a 12 minute mile pace.  I have been running that for a few weeks now so I hope to do a little better but I think that is a good goal.

I just had to share already this morning because I usually get on here and complain because it was hard or hot or my left fingernail looks funny but today it was good, so I thought I would share.


Renegades said...

I'm also noticing the more I walk and bike the easier it is getting. There was the point I thought both was going to kill me.

Glad your workout went so well!

Elizabeth said...

glad you're doing monte sano (i presume that's the 10k!) it will be great, and i feel sure you will be far closer to the 60 min mark than the 70 min mark!

Anonymous said...

As the "newby", I was so happy to keep up! (Although, today my hamstrings & back are
REALLY sore.) I'm still looking forward to tomorrow.

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