Monday, May 3, 2010

Interval Work

Monday- distance and interval work... I didnt have the energy today and seriously thought about forgoing running today, but I knew I would feel better once I got out there so I did.. I was pretty tired ,but, but my legs seemed to carry me through. I worked on distance the first half of my run. speed walked 1/2 mile then ran for 2 1/2 miles. By then I was already pretty tired.. I stopped and speed walked to slow down my heart a little and catch my breath then decided to do some interval training. My goal was to do 2 min intervals but found out I wasnt ready for 2 mins so I did 5 1min intervals instead.. It actually felt pretty good to run fast for a min.. I got that butterfly in your stomach burn all through my body.. It felt great.. I definenlty was done after a min though there was no way I could have done more.. Maybe next week I can increase.. after the 5 intervals I went back to a slow run home to my corner of the street then walked the rest of the way.. Got in 4.7 Miles.. I even noticed my first 2 miles of running I moved into the 9-1o min pace so I am slowly starting to increase my speed so thats good.. came home and did all my P.T exercises with some light weight lifting.. A good day!!

Worked on intervals and distance today. warmed up with a slow run then did 7 intervals of faster running in 1- 1 1/2 mins to 1 min slow running. Had to stop and walk for 3-4 mins to catch breath and slow heart down and then finished the last 2 miles running comfortably and a walk the last half block home. I felt pretty good that I was able to run most the whole way.. Was hoping for a little longer in my intervals but I am sure it will come with time.. Finished with weights and P.T Did same route but got little less on mileage.. 4.65 Miles

Thurs 6th
Rode bike today 9.50 miles. Very windy today. Struggled. felt like I was going so slow. Was surprised that you dont burn as many calories biking as you do running..I would have rather ran but am trying to give my body a rest in between running days.

Fri 7th
Raining and windy outside. Did 30 min on elliptical and 15 min running on treadmill.. I swear the calibrations on the treadmill is off.. I swear as fast as I was running my distance should have been farther and the calories burned more.. Maybe you just dont notice it as much when your outside.. I dont know.. total miles was like 4.16 miles if I remember right..

slacker today.. raining and windy and didnt want to get on treadmill.