~ ONE ~
I had a rough day (emotionally) yesterday, so this morning speed intervals got me moving! I'm never eager to do intervals, but today I had some aggression to work off. Little Girl has the sickies today, so the gym was out. Thankfully, I have that shiny new treadmill in the basement. And Little Girl was completely happy to curl up on the couch with her blankie while I pounded out miles for an hour. Here's what my interval workout looked like today...
Find the paces that are right for you at www.mcmillanrunning.com. Just enter a recent 5K time
and use the training paces for speed workouts that the calculator tool provides.
My paces above are based on a 27:00 5K.
~ TWO ~
The Chicago Marathon (Oct. 7) opened for registration yesterday, and since I live in Illinois, it was all the news amongst my runner friends. I did not sign up - and probably never will for that particular event. While I looooove the city of Chicago, I'm not a fan of the enormous races. The Chicago Rock 'n Roll left a bad taste in my mouth (race congestion the entire 13.1 and the mass of spectators crowding the course). I haven't narrowed down my 'A' race for the fall yet, but all the Chicago rage yesterday got me thinking... What moves me to pick one race over the other? How about you?
~ THREE ~
The final thing that has me moving is STRENGTH TRAINING. Let me tell you, I hate strength training. I find it utterly boring. When I workout, I like to move and move quickly. But after a long talk with my personal trainer last month (evaluating my BMI), he's convinced me to add strength training back into my routine to make me a stronger runner. I am humbly obliging. Tuesday I did some static work with kettlebells and tonight I hope to check out a new circuit class at my gym. Wish me luck!
Do you strength train? If so, what's your favorite move?