- Wednesday, 10 min dog walk
- Thursday, 2.81 mi walk/run intervals, 26:07
- Friday, BTN arms
- Saturday, 8 mi with some ladies on the River Trail, 1:28:26, BTN arms & abs
- Total Mileage = 16.82 mi
Goals for week 15:
- Run 3 times: A+
- Leg workout: F
- Arms & abs 2 times: B+
This was a great running week! Tuesday I went to the group run, there's usually two pacing groups and I started out with the fast group. I knew I wouldn't be able to keep up with them the entire time, but I figured I'd go as far as I could and then drop down and go join the slower group. I stuck with them for the first two miles, but the pace kept getting faster and faster and so finally just when I thought I was going to be running alone, one of the other guys dropped back with me.
This was a great run. Even after slowing down, we kept a great pace!
Then Thursday I tried out something new, I did walk/run intervals.
The goal was to run fast (well faster than my usual pace) during the running portions and then recover while I was walking. I didn't go very far, but it was pretty tough. Even with walk breaks (and lots of them) my pace was faster than usual.
I want to run faster in general... which means I have to run faster. I can't sustain a 9:18 pace for an entire run (yet) but I think intervals are a great way to push my pace! And yay for burning some extra calories!
Saturday was 8 miles and it was pretty uneventful. The pace was slower than I generally cared for, but it made the miles easy and enjoyable.
Anyway, my runs were great this week, but additional fitness was kind of a flop. I fit in some BTN arm exercise and did some ab work one day, but I haven't really been feeling inspired. I would like to tone up for bsuit season and I know I have to shake up my routine to get the results I'm looking for!
Week 16 Goals:
- Run 3 times
- Try a new bodyrock.tv workout
- Planks 4 times
Running 9 miles this weekend, 10 next weekend, and then the Broad Street Run! 6 weeks until my half... holy moly! I still can't believe I'm really doing this!
Do you ever find yourself in a fitness rut? What's your favorite way to mix up your workouts?