Saturday, August 25, 2012

Good Times...

I have had some pretty great workouts this week and have felt awesome!  I love the feeling of accomplishment after completing a run/workout where I was doubting myself before I started.

Monday I took a much needed rest day and laid pretty low with my boys.

Tuesday I revisited the Stair Machine and did a total of 60 minutes with interval sprints and a little core work.  This is a cross training machine I use to love to do but ever since my injury it seemed to irritate my feet...not today though and I got a killer workout!

Wednesday was speed work...2 mile warm up in 15 minutes followed by 5 x 1000 meters repeats with paces of 3:44, 3:44, 3:44, 3:42, 3:46...RI 400-600 meters in between sets...followed by a 2 mile cool down!  Ouch these hurt so good!   Before I start speed work I seem to always doubt myself and question if I can do it... Looks like I have to work on my positive thinking skills.

Thursday I swam 2250 meters in 42 minutes and focused on drills....we spent the entire day at the pool for one last time before my boys start back to school this coming week.  Apparently I was scheduled to work midnight shift and I had no idea so when my phone rang I leaped out of bed and ran out the door... I have NEVER EVER EVER in my life made a mistake like this before!!! I am usually 20 minutes early for work always but there is a first for everything I suppose!

Friday after sleeping like a rock for 8 hours post my 26 hours of no sleep I completed my tempo run.  My goal was to run 7 miles with a pace between 7:00- 7:19... I finished with 7 miles in 49:56 with average pace 7:08.  I was very happy with this run and my body felt very efficient.  I am working midnight shift the next two nights and have a full day of events scheduled for today.  Hopefully I will be able to grab a few hours of sleep somewhere!

How many hours of sleep do you normally get a night??

Happy Running!

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