I tried a new workout on the treadmill the other day and it was pretty awesome. I got the idea from Hungry Runner Girl and put my own spin on it. Here's how it went down:
Warm up for 10 minutes
Fast for 1 minute...slow down for 1 minute
Fast for 2 minutes...slow for 1 minute.
continue for 3, 4 and 5 minutes.
Then I went down. 5 minutes fast....slow for 1 minute.
4, 3, 2, and 1...and 1 more just for fun. I finished off with 8 miles and felt AMAZE BALLS!
Since it was my first time trying this workout I kept the speed the same for the first half, for both the fast and slow times. The second half I was feeling great so I upped the speed with each repeat but kept the slow pace the same. Whenever I do any kind of speed work I always make sure to cool down really good for at least .25 mile but usually it's more like .50 mile.
This was a great way to make the treadmill more entertaining. I'm soooooo ready to be doing all of my runs outside but it's still too dark in the morning. Me + running in the dark = a bloody mess.
Saturday, Holly and I did a 19 miler and let me just say that it was less than stellar. That's actually great news though because that means that this weeks 20 miler is going to be great...I'm sure of it!
So, everyone knows I'm "obsessed" with socks right? Well, I want to let you know what Pro Compression's sock of the month is...
Look at that, you not only get a screaming deal on stockings but you also get to help a good cause. That thur is a what they call a "win win!"
Choose anything purple and a donation will be made to Team in Training. Choose anything powder blue and a donation will be made to Train 4 Autism.
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You can also choose to get the brand spanking new red, white and blue marathon "tube sock."
Go HERE to place your order...tell 'em Steph sent ya ;)
Now for some things that make me happy
Sooooo true. Jake has a tendency to complain that I can never skip a day of running/working out. I keep trying to explain to him that it's for the best of EVERYONE if I run. He doesn't get it but maybe the fact that there is an e card about it will help.
This brings much joy to my soul.