Is it Friday yet???
Before I get into my workouts from yesterday and this morning, I have a little runner confessional for all of you. I know the blogging world is one giant trust tree and we can openly talk to each other about whatever. So I have to admit, I think I kicked my soda “addiction”….huge applause….yaaaaay!! I’ve always tried to kick soda by not purchasing any for home, but we have it free here at the office, so I always ended up binging here at work. Well when we went up to the cabin a couple weeks ago, I told Mrs. Schlub not to bring any soda because I really needed to kick that habit. I don’t know what I would have done without Gatorade but ever since then I think I’ve had a quarter of a cup and that was all. I’m super happy about this, I never thought I would kick that habit. Now I just need to kick this whole beer thing and I’ll be all set lol.
First, another small reveal, I’ve added speed work back into my training program. Lately I’ve been trying to accumulate as much vertical as I can in preparation for Humphreys Peak next weekend. I plan to continue that trend but I also need to start getting prepared for a fall or winter marathon so I figured why not start adding speed work into the mix now. Last night I headed up to the local high school and ran some 400’s on the track. Man was it brutal!!! Although I got this amazing shot of the sunset, it was scorching out and the workout just kicked my a%$. In the end I was pretty happy with the progress and will plan to continue that as my Monday workout.
Secondly, I got up early this morning for a nice easy hike before work. Since I did speed work last night, I thought it would be smart to keep my effort level pretty low while still getting in the vertical training. Also wanted to work on my power hiking because I am going to need that a ton next weekend. Hit the trail at 4am, jogged the road to the trail head, jogged a few of the flat sections, but stuck to my guns and hiked about 90% of the trail on my way up. Views of the sunrise were gorgeous. I got into a slow jog on the way down but nothing too serious. Ended up being 3.5 miles and 1300 feet of elevation gain. Always a great way to start out the day!!
Curious, what was the last habit or craving that everyone recently kicked? I still bite my nails and man o man that is a hard one to crack