I have a CONFESSION to make. I haven't run for 11 days.
|I imagine this is what a blogging runner must do on their blog in order to be "redeemed"|
I don't have any good excuses. I'm perfectly healthy. I could have found time to run but didn't. Sure I could blame it on the kids football (X2), soccer, piano (X2), trumpet lessons, SAGE, homework(X3), scouts(X2) and the husband being out of town for M-F for the last 3 WEEKS leading to me thinking I was going to lose my bloody mind didn't help! Plus I was doing a lot of this. But truth be told I was just tired. Physically? Ya. Emotionally? A little. Psychologically? Somewhat. At any rate. I know I broke the unwritten running "rule" that says something like "Thou shalt not miss more than one run or else all is lost" but let's face it. I've been breaking rules long before there were rules to break! (my attempt at sounding like a Bad A**)
Tuesday I really felt like running, made my way to the gym and cranked out 3 miles at my 10k pace. Wasn't even hard. Running out of time (story of my life) I ran the next 1/2 mile at 5K pace and still wasn't dying so I ran the next 1/2 mile at 30 faster than my mile pace. I would have liked to run longer but alas the football kids were calling to be picked up.
This run led me to a few conclusions:
Conclusion #1 I should take an 11 day break in between runs because it makes running a lot easier.
Conclusion #2 I think it's time for a new time trial because I think I need new goal paces
Today-Wednesday I decided I needed a hard run workout because yesterday's (although I was expecting it to be hard because I hadn't run for so long) run workout was too easy.
I decided to do my 15's workout. This workout sucks rocks. Went to the gym. Warmed up with a 10K speed mile which is a 10:30 pace for me. Then cranked the treadmill up to a 8 mph speed and I would run 15 seconds on then jump off for 15 seconds and every interval I upped the speed by .5 until I was at 10 mph which is a 6 minute mile speed. I held at 10 mph for the next mile. It was hard. Considering I'm almost doubling my speed. Now I just need to figure out how to stretch that 15 seconds to another 5:45 Ha ha. I'm joking. I finished off with 4 miles total. It was a good run workout but I still feel as if I could have done more but again...the ticking of the clock made me head out earlier than I wanted to.
Conclusion from second day run:
#1 I really need a new time trial
#2 I should pick a race because without a goal it's easy to be a slacker and yet how can I when all my Saturdays and Sundays are booked solid-not to mention my M-F days? Hmmmmm, dilemma dilemma. If anyone knows of a race at Midnight in the Phoenix area let me know I think I have that time open most days or shall I say nights.