I did end up getting yesterday's cardio in. After work I hauled my butt over to the gym and hopped on the elliptical. I haven't done the elliptical in what feels like forever, but because I was looking at some elliptical workouts on Pinterest, I thought, "It can't be too difficult... let's try some of those ideas out!" Apparently I have multiple personalities because I really did think 'let's,' as in more than one person in my head.... That's an issue for a whole other blog though :p
What I ended up doing was a five minute warm up at around 5.5 mph and then picked up the pace alternating two minutes forward and two minutes backwards at about 7.2-7.5mph. I was pretty impressed with my speed, even though my legs were screaming at me. I continued this alternating until minute 29, and from 29-30 I did an even faster minute going forward, and it was around 10.8 mph. Then I cooled down at around 5.5 mph for five minutes. Looks easy in writing, not so easy in actuality!!
So an update on my races and overall training. My cousin's house is in the middle of the area in Colorado that has the wildfires going on right now. So far their house is safe but with the fires only 3/4 of a mile away they aren't in the clear yet. So I'm not sure what is going to happen this summer with my Colorado half marathon I was planning on doing. More on that later when I know more. I have two more long runs of 9 miles and 10 miles and then I start a two week taper for the Boilermaker 15K :)
Do you have any pets that you love more than life itself? How about pets you can't stand?
What workout always makes you sore?
Safe and happy running!