After talking to The Hubs I decided I wanted to take a second look at my training plan. I read Run Less Run Faster a few months ago, really liked the idea of their plan, then totally forgot about it for some reason. So last night I decided to take another look at it....
I sat down with the book, a notepad and pencil, and the February issue of Runners World.... And my official training plan was born....the very first one I've done all on my own!! I took the speed workouts from RLRF and the long runs from Hal Higdon and combined them. RLRF's first long run is 8 slow, easy miles, but I'm just not quite ready to do 8 yet, so I started with HH's 4 mile long run for week 1. Here's week 1 of my plan!
I just decided I needed a little variety while increasing my endurance at the same time.
So yesterday I busted out a bicep workout and 30 minutes on the bike! Umm I always forget how much I use my biceps when I run because DAMN they were sore while I was running today.....and so was my BUTT! The Hubs keeps telling me the bike will make my butt perky....It's the good kind of big already, but PERKY doesn't hurt!!
I am majorly lacking in the "take pictures of myself while working out" department!
Today was my first run day of my RLRF/HH combined plan.
-10 minute warmup
- 12 x 400m repeats (2:15min per repeat = 9:00min/mile)
-10 minute cooldown
I made it through 10 of them before The Hubs decided we needed to leave so he could get ready for work. Not to shabby!! It was a workout for sure...but I feel AWESOME now! AND I did it on the dreadmill....I HATE the treadmill, but an interval workout wasn't NEARLY as painful as a normal run!
I went home and downed a proten shake....then took Knox for a walk! Since The Hubs broke his ankle Knox hasn't gotten as many walks and he's being a spaz....a quick walk around the block and he hasn't moved from here.... Mission accomplished!
I'm about to pump out a few posts about my workouts this week!!