Friday, May 4, 2012
4 treadmill miles.
I wasn't able to get to my workout until this afternoon, since I had cub scout meetings to attend. I did get in a little "extra" workout, in the form of raking and yard-work helping with the annual spring city clean-up for about an hour, though.
Once I finished making homemade chicken noodle soup and juicing some vegetables and fruit for my sick husband, I had some time to get on the treadmill. Of course, as you can see through the door in the picture above, the sun decided to appear and warm things up, after a gloomy, windy and cool morning. It would have been perfect running weather. Oh, well. Tomorrow.
So, I started out doing a few sprint intervals, to get my heart rate up and the blood flowing. I wasn't sure how my legs would react to some faster running, but they actually felt okay. Then I put the incline up on the treadmill and did some "hiking" at 3.5 - 4 mph. I also jumped off the treadmill a few times to do some burpees. That whole workout lasted a little over an hour.
Question: What are some of your favorite running/inspirational books? I need something new to read to get me motivated and excited for a summer of training, post and pre-marathon. I'm thinking of Dean Karnazes' new book "Run!: 26.2 stories of blisters and bliss", because his book "Ultra-Marathon Man" was totally inspiring and fun to read.