Monday, August 1, 2011

Personal Best

Exercise: 40 minutes elliptical

I was totally unmotivated to workout this morning. All I wanted to do was sit on the sofa watching HGTV and eating blueberry muffins. I told myself all I had to do was to get through 30 minutes because I figure that's a decent amount for an active rest day. I happily got to 40 minutes but Music Man came home for lunch and I have to say I wasn't even a little sad to miss my weight training. I also walked a little over a mile with Little Man and the dogs so I feel like I got some decent exercise considering the lack of drive.

I was too busy posting my vacation recap that I didn't touch on the fact that I got a pr yesterday! I ran 4  miles before everyone woke up and I got a 5k pr of 25:22 finishing the total in just under 35 minutes. That works out to 8:27 per mile and it's so close to my 5k goal of under 25 minutes, or 8:20 per mile. I still have to shave about 8 seconds from my mile to reach my 5k pr goal.

8 seconds seems like nothing but it's kinda huge in running. There are 2 plans of attack for reaching that goal. A. Speed work- I was thinking about trying to get to the track to work on some speed intervals or fartleks. B- I could try to lose 4 pounds in 3 weeks (right). I guess you shave 2 seconds from your mile pace for every pound. Obviously a mix of the 2 options would be my best bet. Although you'll see soon why losing some lb's may not be in my future.

I'm stoked on my pr though. I'd love for my 5k to be 25 minutes but I'll be happy to finish and hopefully it will be below 25:22. And I already feel motivated to workout tomorrow. I was thinking about hopping on the elliptical for a few minutes tonight and getting in some quick weights but I think my body needed rest. And I'm embracing that.

1 comment:

  1. On one of your earlier posts you said that you did four miles in 35 minutes and I was very impressed! That is so awesome!!!! I have a feeling that you will be able to shave off the 8 seconds no problem :) Wow, you are a fast runner!!!!


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