Today is a rest day before my long run tomorrow, but I’m stilling planning on going for a long walk and starting the new serial podcast. Working from home brings down the step count!
Since I don’t belong to a gym right now things are weird, but I’m working on that. I did a functional warm up followed by a 5 x 5 squats with 2 minutes rest in between followed by this workout yesterday and it was fun so I thought I’d share it…
AMRAP = As Many Rounds As Possible
Why I Don’t Mind Finishing Last
I also wanted to tell you about Wednesday’s night’s track workout, which didn’t end up being a track workout do to the fact the high school had a freshman game. So half the group decided to do a four-mile run, and half the group decided to do quarter mile loops near the school. I chose to go with the four mile run group, I knew immediately when they started running I wouldn’t be able to keep their pace the whole time, but I made up my mind to keep up with them for at least the first mile. After the first mile, I had to stop, and I was super uncomfortable anyway (tights riding down, shirt riding up, too hot needed to remove gloves.) So I asked for directions and trailed behind till I stopped. Fixed me up and continued pushing myself as much as possible. Even though I finished dead last and had to stop a few times to catch my breath, I completed pretty good splits for me.
Mile 1 – 8:20
Mile 2- 9:13
Mile 3 9:21
Mile 4- 9:09
Total time 36:12 9:02/mile
Super sweaty picture for fun….
I recently wrote about things new runners should know, but what I left out was it doesn’t matter how fast you go if you run you are a runner. I love running because it’s a competition between me, myself and I. Running is one of those things that will ALWAYS be hard for me, it will always be challenging, and that’s why I love it. Before, I felt like every run was something I had to do, but after being injured for so long, every run feels like a blessing no matter how great or crappy it feels. Let’s be honest, no matter how fast I get, I probably won’t ever beat any world records, but I can beat my records, which is pretty cool….
Have a great weekend!
*Please modify workout above as needed, advise a doctor before beginning a new exercise regimen. Honor your body; it’s the only one you’ve got 🙂