It’s about 30 degrees outside this week, so I went to Bally’s (my gym is Bally Total Fitness), with both kids in tow and promised the older one, Matt, that he’d get a chocolate shake at Mc Donald’s if he did not complain about going to the gym.
You don’t want to run
I get there, and realize I have no sports socks. I thank the Lord above that I brought my running pants because I was not about to run in shorts and no socks. No, I ran in my stocking socks and my long pants.
Thank the good Lord I did not have to wear this outfit when I went to the gym today. Fortunately, I did have long pants with me, so I ran in the “hip” outfit below. I mean, if I had to I would have run in the shorts and NO socks if I had not brought my long pants, but no way in hell would I have gone to the gym with these babies on. Soccer anyone?
This post is covering Tuesday’s run only. On Saturday, I will recap the 5-mile run on Thursday and Saturday’s run.
On Tuesday, I did some amazing things. I was able to cover 5 miles, but I ran four 1/2 mile “sprints.” I completely amazed myself that one of them was done at 7:47 pace. Five whole minutes at that pace. Though I thought I was going to have a coronary, I actually completed the stint without falling off the treadmill or getting out of breath. My conditioning these days is amazing. I did a full walking warm up for 5 minutes, then jogged for 5 minutes and then started running at a 9:30 pace or faster. Once I had run 2 miles, I started in on the 5 minutes runs (which actually covered more than a 1/2 mile). As I said, I completed my first 5-minute interval at a 7:47 pace. I then did the next one starting at 8:20 and getting faster each minute until I hit the 7:47 pace again. Third one was the same but with a twist – I ran one of stint of the 5-minute run at a 7:30 pace.
I finished up the five miles and walked a warm down. I gotta say, it was one of my better runs and good for me.
Green tip for today is green news: A win for whales. http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2008-01/04/content_7361892.htm