Well, per the schedule I put forth yesterday, I needed to get in my second workout of the week on Thursday. Because I procrastinated on Tuesday, I didn’t do that workout till Wednesday. I think it was probably good for me to run 2 days in a row, to show that I can do it.
Besides, I promised Kat that I’d meet her at the Y this morning (planning for Tuesdays and Thursdays going forward). Because she goes to the gym later than I normally would, I got to sleep till my normal time, then got up, pulled on my workout gear, and headed out to the Y.
This is a different Y than my home gym, so it was fun to see a new gym. They have a nicely renovated space, and it was time to do the workout of the day.
Today’s workout was:
3 min warmup walk (14:00/mi pace)
5 min warmup run (12:30-13:00/mi pace)
4x400m intervals (10:30/mi pace) w/ 3 walk intervals in between (14:00/mi pace)
3 min cooldown walk (14:00/mi pace)
Total: 2.07 miles in 27:37, average 13:20/mi pace (thanks to all the walking!)
Week-to-date mileage total: 4.43
Week-to-date time total: 93.75 min (including swim class Tuesday nights)
I definitely love the early morning workouts for feeling like I’m getting my day started on the right foot. And I know that if I stick with this, I will get stronger and faster. It’s all about teaching my lungs that they can breathe well enough to run 11:30/mi pace for miles and miles…. but I have to work up to that.
And, hey, tomorrow’s Friday! Looking forward to an early morning swim before work. I forgot to take a post-workout photo this morning… this will have to do (yes, a restroom-at-work shot):