It’s not like a walk of shame, you sickos. 😉
Yesterday was the beginning of my unofficial official Marathon training (which I will go over soon, promise!). It was supposed to be a cross training day but it ended up being a run/strength/interval training day with that Barre Bee Fit mock class. I think it was still a great compromise because it used things like jumping rope and mountain climbers as cardio; it definitely got my heart rate up and I was sweating!
Today was the first speed workout that I’ve ever done and I was pretty nervous about it. First of all, I’ve never (read: really, seriously, never) done a speed workout. Also, all the crazy lingo surrounding it confused me at first. Thank goodness for resources like Runner’s World so I can read up on it and find far too many tangents, all from the comfort of my living room and without the shame of something like needing to ask a real live person. Not that I know anything about that….
And then I completed this.
Workout: 3 miles with 4×20 second strides
My run was at a 10 min/mile, just to ease myself into it, and my strides went as follows: 8:34, 8:20, 8:00, 7:30. To be honest, I probably could have done 30 second strides but I’m glad I didn’t. My left leg was starting to feel the run by the end. Thankfully, I stretched it, iced it, and foam rolled it and it’s feeling much better.
Then I made myself a quick little dinner:
Sweet potato with a little butter and cinnamon, cucumbers, carrots, and the remnants of my first tub of hummus. All a little random, but it’s what I was craving.
I also prepped my lunch (more on that tomorrow if it turns out delicious) and had a small and satisfying dessert.
Two little handfuls of these really hit the spot! (But let’s be honest, I could probably eat the whole bag.)
Question: How do you feel about speedwork?