Tuesday, July 12, 2011

And just like that

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!

Happy running!


longlegsontheloose.com said...

super duper proud!

Laura said...

Congrats on being back at it!

Sara said...

Welcome back to it - enjoying your blog again! :) If I was in DC, I would meet up with you guys! Have fun!!

Courtney @ I CAN DO THIS said...

haha, baths gross me out too!

Glad you're getting back in the game :)

runningthedawn.com said...

good job making things happen on the treadmill. gettin it done in the summer time. holla!