Wednesday, January 20, 2010

when's the next rest day?

So there are two workouts today and I had to choose which one to do first...I figured I'd get the longer one out of the way...4 x 1 mile 100% effort runs with 8 minutes rest. I did it on a treadmill. These were exhausting, even with the rest. For each mile, I was probably pretty good on breathing for the first 1/2 mile and then it was just holding on for dear life for the remainder. Times were 7:18, 7:12, 7:10 and 7:07. I pushed hard and my heartrate finished in the 180s...I was definitely happy with my effort. I'm pooped and now I'm trying to think when I'll motivate to fit the next workout in...the kids will be home in one hour due to a 1/2 they ever go to school anymore?

part II...20 box jumps, 20 squats, 20 push-ups (knees for me), 20 sit-ups, 1 mile (2x) for time. Alrighty - that was a bit too much. I took an hour break (not enough) and did this workout. My legs are mile pace was around 25 -30 seconds slower than this morning. I finished in 21:24...still happy with my effort, but now i need some fuel and rest - and a shower.


  1. Rest day, what is that, my last rest day was 1/4 and Monday 1/25 will be my next one!
    Great job today on a very very tough double

  2. Boy, he's really mistreating you! I've had some tough doubles, but this one that you describe sounds brutal.

  3. Hey Christina,

    Great times on the run!! The 2nd workout also sounded terrible. You should be really proud of all you are doing!