Remember the options I left myself this morning for my workout of the day?
- hill repeats
- treadmill run — speed work
If you go back through the comments of the day — you’ll see I got some much needed motivation helping me to lean towards the hill repeats.
To be honest, I wanted to get outside. All of my training runs last week were on the dreaded ‘mill due to the raining and flooding.
So — when I got home, I put my big girl pants on and hit the open road for a run with hill repeats.
Workout of the Day: 4 miles
- 2 mile warm up
- 5 hill repeats
- .75 mile cool down
Welp…the first two miles were planned to be warm up.
I have NO idea where that came from.
My first mile was 8:06.
I wanted to pat myself on the back, seriously. I have no idea where that speed came from, but I felt strong and fast, so I just went with it.
At exactly two miles (well, I ran in circles for a second to make up the .1 mile)
I then hit the bitch of a hill.
I know it doesn’t look that bad — but let me tell you, it was killer. At by repeat number 5, I was ready to die.
I finished my hill repeats about 3.25, and just cruised it home until I hit 4 miles.
Then walked it in.
I must say — to average under 9 miles on hill repeats? Hello, who am I and where did that speed come from?
Especially that first mile. WOW. Hopefully that means all my speed work is helping!
Needless to say, I came home hungry.
Thankfully I have an amazing husband who loves to grill.
For dinner tonight: steak, grilled corn and a side salad.
Zach and I split the steak, and each had our own corn and side salad.
Seriously, the steak was huge. HUGE (I spy an August…)
Perfect grilled onions
And a perfectly fresh side salad with
- dried pineapple (from nature’s box)
- purple pepper
I dressed it with homemade raspberry jam and balsamic. Amazing.
And that’s our night folks. Now we’re just relaxing and enjoying a nice evening with doors open, and nothingness on the tube :).
Thank you to everyone who motivated me to get out and run this afternoon! You know sometimes I need the extra push to get outdoors 🙂
Goodnight all 🙂
Question of the night: When was the last time you surprised yourself in a workout?
I really have no idea where that speedy first 2 miles came from, but I’ll take em!