I ran an awesome 5 miles today. I planned to do 5 miles at a 9 minute pace, but with a catch. I wanted to fartlek. I set my garmin to the average pace setting and did a nice 9 minute mile warm up. For miles 2-4, my goal was to keep my average at 9, but run random distances faster. I ended up doing the three miles faster than planned (8:39, 8:33, and 8:46), but the concept at least was a success. Each mile, I’d run comfortable for a bit, then run faster. Then I’d slow down until my average pace was back closer to my goal speed and then run fast again. That, combined with the hills in my neighborhood, was quite a workout! I then did a mile cool down a little slower than 9 and ended up doing the five miles in 44:12.
Beer Geek is traveling next week, so I actually have to plan my workouts. I’m going to run another five tomorrow, aiming for the same 9 minute pace, but at a steady pace instead of the fartlek. Monday is our last mom and me workout class. Tuesday I have a babysitter for Shoo, so I’m planning my last long run (10ish miles) before my 10 mile race on June 20. Wednesday I’ll just go for a walk. Thursday I’ll hit the treadmill for 3 miles (speedwork) after the boys go to bed. Then Friday I have a babysitter again, so I’ll probably do an easy 5 0r 6.
We’re having a much more normal weekend this weekend. I’ve drunk a grand total of two beers and here it is Saturday night, and I’m blogging and Beer Geek is watching Cops. Yeah, we’re exciting like that, LOL. My body is thanking me.