Workouts this week:
Tuesday – 6 x 800 (90 sec RI)
Done. I ran these on the treadmill at 7.5 which equals to an 8:00 mile. I felt like this was more manageable for me. I have struggled with 7.9 and 7.8 so I had to bring it down a notch.
Thursday – 2 miles easy, 3 miles @ short tempo, 1 mile easy
I went to Riviera Maya for five days for a friend’s wedding. On Thursday morning I went to the gym to run 7 miles. Ugh, for the first time EVER I was bored running on the treadmill. Not even my music made it bearable. Plus, it was a weird treadmill. I set it for 5.8 which is the speed I use to warm up and it was S-L-O-W. I was walking instead of running. I kept increasing it and settled for 9.5 but still was not sure how fast it really was. Seriously, it was boring and I couldn’t take it anymore so I just ran 3.6 miles.
Saturday – 9 miles at HMP, 10 minutes walking
Did not run. I was planning to run outside by the pool, ocean, or anywhere I could find a running path. Anywhere EXCEPT the treadmill. I went to bed late on Friday and woke up late on Saturday late that it was too hot to run outside. Why didn’t I run on Sunday? The wedding was on Saturday and I went to bed late too and woke up just in time to finish packing, eat breakfast, and wait for the shuttle bus to pick me up to take me to the airport.
Total miles ran this week is 9.6.
On Saturday I am off to North Carolina for state #16. Yes, I am excited about it!