Friday, August 3, 2012

Speedwork and Target trip.

Wednesday was my first real speedwork session since my injuries and I was a nervous wreck before starting.  I felt like it was going to be awful, painful and just not enjoyable!  But.....I surprised myself and it felt great!  I started with a 2 mile warm up @ 7:30 then my plan was to do 3 x 1600 meter repeats.   Mile 1 - 6:31, mile 2 - 6:23, mile 3 - 6:18,  I had 400 meters of recovery between mile repeats @ 8:00 pace, I decided to do 2 x 400 meter @ 1:36 pace and cool down at the end.  I love/hate this feeling!  It showed me that I can push myself to go faster and not be afraid of the speed.  I actually felt strong, light and quick on my feet which is a feeling I have not had in 4 months!   The only problem was my toenail didn't survive the run!

  Sorry gross I know!!

I had to work the past two nights and we literally ran the whole night in labor and delivery land!!  My legs were throbbing after I got off work and I actually put on my PRO compression socks when I got home!  I am having a hard time balancing everything with just 3-4 hours of sleep!  I am sure if you work shift work you understand but it is hard to sleep during the day when it is sunny and beautiful out.   I also have been having some Mommy guilty by not having "fun stuff" planned everyday and feel bad because I can get a little irritable with only 5 total hours of sleep in 3 days!

My boys wanted to go to the gym and play yesterday so I did an hour of total body lifting/cardio burst exercises.  It looked like this:

50 walking lunges/15 burpees

50 push ups/15 mountain climbers

50 squats with glute squeeze/15 burpees

50 kettlebell deadlifts/15 mountain climbers

3 grip triceps for a total of 90 reps

Swiss ball planks, tucks, and pikes.

I was toast at the end of this workout!  Good thing I had my muscle man to help me open the door:

Today was a rest/pool day and the shopping at Target!  How do people just get what they "need" in that store???  I ended up with a cart load of stuff!!!

 Some of our cart load!

Looking forward to my long run this weekend...Anyone else going long?

What are some of your favorite speed workouts to do?

Loving the Olympics and so excited for the track and field!!!

Happy Running!


  1. stace-you better help me lose my baby weight!!!! Love reading your posts!

  2. Thank you Michelle!!! Lol...We can definitely take baby G on some nice fall walks together!