Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Boxed in

I am in the middle of packing my house, not fun! I hate packing and moving. Feeling very boxed in!
Just a glimpse of part of my garage. Where did all this stuff come from is what I keep thinking;)
In an effort to relieve some stress today I decided to do a speed workout. For some of you this is not a big deal but for me this is the first time I have done structured speedwork. I did not really have a plan but I wanted to push myself so I texted Amanda from Runninghood and asked her if she had a good speed workout. I knew that she had done many a speed workout on the treadmill and figured that she would have something for me, I was right. :) Thanks Amanda! I was already on the treadmill when I read her response. So here is how my first speed workout looked-
2 mile warmup @ 7:47 pace
2K @6:58
recover for 1/2 mile @ 7:47
recover for 1/2 mile@7:47 (got the text from Amanda and decided to try the 10x400's)
first 6x400's@6:00 pace with 400 recovery @7:42 pace
Last 4x400's @6:08pace with 400 recovery@7:42 pace

This kicked my butt!!! I had sweat dripping from everywhere!
I know I have a lot to learn but I am ready to start pushing my limits :)

So today I am grateful for the stress of moving and feeling "boxed in" because it pushed me to push myself to my 1st real speed workout :) Alright back to packing :)

Saturday, October 8, 2011

St George Marathon 2011-We were there!

I ran the St. George marathon last Saturday with my sister Katie. So proud of her!!! Character shines when things don't go according to plan. She fought for that finish and we were there Katie. Love you!