BOSTON STRONG!! I'm glad the Boston Marathon went off without any issues. The coverage was amazing and it was unbelievably inspirational to see all the runners. I tried to watch the finish line cam but was unable to get it working. Either way it really got me geared up for my upcoming races.
So what's so tough I can't believe it's actually good for you???
Of course I'm talking about SPEED WORK!! The plan was to have a 1 mile warm up, then alternate each quarter mile running and jogging for three miles. I was really happy with the quarter times but I was definately tired at the end of the run.
Total Distance = 4 miles
1st Hard Quarter = 1:32 - 6:10 pace
2nd Hard Quarter = 1:28 - 5:52 pace
3rd Hard Quarter = 1:30 - 6:01 pace
4th Hard Quarter = 1:35 - 6:20 pace
5th Hard Quarter = 1:35 - 6:22 pace
6th Hard Quarter = 1:36 - 6:28 pace
I'd like to get in two more of these work outs before my 5K in two weeks.
Its only Monday but I'm super excited for our race on Saturday, feels like FOREVER since I've been in a race and cant wait to be there with our friends and all the other racers. The atmosphere at races is amazing and you cant help but get excited.
So what do you think of speed work?
Any other workouts you dislike but know they are greatly beneficial for you??
Do you get excited about upcoming races?
Hello, thank you for joining me along my journey of becoming a Runner! I've always been an active guy, played sports in high school and continued into adult recreation sports after high school. As I started my family and found a career, the activity level slowly decreased. Well my Fiance had enough of our lazy ways and started on the Weight Watchers program and completely overhauled our daily meals. Step 2 was getting more active, so we decided to JOG our annual Juvenile Diabetes charity walk and actually enjoyed the activity. The month following the charity walk, we signed up for our first official 5K and had an absolute blast. From that point forward I have officially been BIT by the running bug and this is my journey to becoming a RUNNER!