I am back on track.
Monday, I had a date with the dreadmill because of the unbearable heat in the DC area. After 2.5 miles( in 27 minutes, thank you very much), I had to scoot (I had dinner plans and was running short on time). Woke up this morning and felt pretty good. Maybe a touch sore, but hey, those muscles haven't really been used.
Today, I was going to try and meet with Katye for a run (on the treadmill again, because it was HOTTTT!) but our schedules didn't mesh up, so she gave me instructions for my run today. 1 mile at an easy pace, 2 miles at tempo pace and 1 mile cooldown.
The first mile was nice and slow (she said easy!) at 12:45.
The second mile, I worked in my intervals of 10 min/mil for 2 minutes, walk for a min at 15min/mile. (all at a 1% incline) I kept up the same for the third too. By the time my fourth mile came around, I was feeling pretty good (aside from being BEET RED from it being so stinking hot in the gym) I decided I would do one more tempo mile. That might have been the mile that almost killed me. I pushed it out and felt great by the time I came to my last mile of cool down at a 12:45 pace.
I felt great when I left, but stiffened up in the car. Am I getting old? I had to come home and put some frozen corn on my knee because it was killing me. I took a nice hot bath too (they kind of gross me out, but I have noticed they really help when I am all achy), so all in all, 2 days into training, I am feeling pretty good!
Would any bloggers out there be interested in a group run on Sundays on the National Mall in DC? I am relatively close to the area and I spend a lot of time down in DC on the weekends. I think it would be a lot of fun to get a group of bloggers together to get out and take on the Mall, so shoot me an email if you are interested!