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Friday's Training plan - 26 minute run
My plan - 2 minutes at 12:00, 2 minutes at 10:00, 2 minutes working up to at least 9:00; attempt 20 minutes at 9:00
Actual - That felt good! Followed through on the plan above - 6 minute build up to an 8:57 minute mile, 20 minutes at 8:57 and then a 4 minute cool down (because I like even numbers). I thought about adding in an ab workout but I don't have time (because I have just about every minute of my life planned out for the next week...it's midterms folks). This was also a relatively early workout for me (ran from 7:30 to 8) and it's nice to have my workout behind me for the day. Plus given my schedule and my internship(s) I might need to get used to working out even earlier!
Saturday's Training plan - 88 minute bike ride
My plan - I had such grand plans for this workout. It's been a while since I've done a long, outdoor, bike ride and I was especially looking forward to doing it at sea level! I mapped out a 16.5 mile ride (and figured I could go further if I needed to for time) and planned to work in stops at my cousin's coffee shop and my other cousin's boyfriend's bike shop. But it's about 35 degrees here and pouring! So instead I thought I would go to a local gym, I even negotiated them down from $20 for a daily membership (because, really, that's ridiculous) to $10. But then I couldn't get my sister's car to start soo...
Actual - Most miserable 90 minutes on a stationary bike in the basement of my parent's house which is currently under construction and doesn't have heat, ever. I think the thing I found most frustrating about this workout experience is that not 2 hours earlier I had gone back and tracked all my times and distances for all my previous workouts, per my cousin's suggestion (PS - keep those coming), and the bike that I was on didn't track distance so... not really sure what I'm going to do about that one? Ultimately, the workout happened (and it almost didn't) so, win!
Sunday's Training Plan - 44 minute run
My plan - Run through my town, along the beach in Spring Lake and turn around at Belmar gates, about a 5 mile run. I had done this run twice while I was home over Winter Break and it's one of my favorites.
Actual - That was a good one folks! I do so love running at sea level.
|12/21 Run Results|
|12/27 Run Results|
Also, apparently my cousin could track my progress through the mapmyrun.com app we both use. Kind of creepy! But since he's the only person I'm "friends" with on that site, I might leave that setting. A little extra accountability never hurt anyone...