The weather was perfect at mid-60s with a wind that cooled us down in the woods. We needed the breeze because those hills kicked my butt! I'm pretty impressed with our pace of roughly 11:20 for 3 miles since it was a trail run. Not only that, but it was Heather's first and my second ever. Progress! I'm definitely going to do more hill work, speed work, and trails because my half marathon in August is all on a hilly trail. I'm going to need the practice with the elevation change. Since I didn't take my phone on last nights trail run, I don't have pictures of the gorgeous (yet muddy) woods we ran in. I do however, have pictures of our adventures afterwards!
This mornings workout was 45 minutes on the bike. It was hard to wake up but I'm glad I got it in (as always). The bike is starting to get easier again, and soon I'll be able to go faster with higher resistance. For now though I did a pretty low resistance (like a flat road, maybe a small incline). My workout consisted of a five minute warm up with seven sets of one minute hard, one minute easy, one minute hard, thirty seconds easy, thirty seconds sprint, one minute easy. It went pretty fast. Sprintervals always seem to make the workout go faster for me. It felt good and really loosened up my legs from yesterdays trail.
Tired, but happy! And covered in sweat! Even though we've broken through our heat wave there is still some humidity and being on a second floor apartment makes it a warm ride.
I got called yesterday for a second interview at Dick's Sporting Goods. It was for 10am today and I'm pleased to announce that I have a second job! I'm very excited to start next week, except I'm probably going to want to buy absolutely everything in the store. My running addiction and shopping addiction will combine... I am always buying running shorts and capris with the occasional technical tee. I will have to work on my self control. Or just not bring my wallet to work with me...? That could work!
Later today I'll try to get some Pilates in and tomorrow holds speed work and lifting.
And now for some questions! What terrain is your favorite to run on?
What food do you work out for?
And lastly, what gear do you compulsively buy even though you don't need?
Safe and happy running!