“Coach” suggested for today:
Monday – Run around your house where it feels good. Do a run of 40 minutes, with 3 x 400m of the pick ups. *Should be a hard effort. Really try and push the pick-ups, they are what will help you in the race… TREMENDOUSLY!!!
I ran farther than I normally do, about 2.5 miles, and I did four total sprints. I can’t estimate distance (or time, for that matter) very well, so when I did the pick-ups, I ran for at least two blocks. And my total time was around 35 minutes total (I warm up by walking briskly for a couple minutes before and after). I pushed myself, and on the way back, I stopped to walk a couple of times, but for no more than half a block.
My legs felt like depleted uranium this morning, but part of it might be psychological — for some dumb reason I gained a pound and a half today, which bummed me out. Also, I went for that long (5 mile) walk yesterday. I don’t know if that’s a bad thing or not…
Oh, well, I’m continuing with the program.
I’m planning on not getting into an elevator today if I can help it; and I work on the 8th floor and have to support another 7-story building. Gotta keep moving. I’m dancing in my chair right now; I haven’t had this much energy in a long long time! I feel great!