I decided to not go to the gym in the morning so that I could stay home for 2 more extra hours with the girls. I really didn't feel like coming home to another mess to clean up. Unfortunately this also meant that I would have to run after work, which I really prefer not to have to do. After a long day at work I like to go home and relax, cook dinner, and maybe sit in the hot tub. Instead, I had to run 6 X 800 meter repeats at 2:58 with 90 seconds of recovery. Definitely not the workout I was looking forward to running.
Hmmm....how much longer can I put this workout off??? ;-)
I got home and did a few things around the house trying to put off the workout as long as I could. Thankfully the girls had left no mess for me to clean up. Finally at 5:00 pm I figured I should head up to the track. Other than being tired, the weather was a perfect 62 degrees, I can't complain about that! I got to the track and ran a 20 minute warm up around the surrounding streets and then did some stretching. I may have stretched longer than usual because I was trying to prolong the actual workout. :-) Once I started my workout it went really good. I was proud of myself for running below my target time on each interval. I hit each 400 in under 1:29 and came in under 2:58 at the 800 mark. It was not easy, but I felt great. I haven't plugged in my Garmin yet, but I think my sets were: 2:57, 2:57, 2:55, 2:52, 2:50, 2:47. After a 10 minute cool down and some stretching I was DONE!
Take that Hart Field!
I was proud of myself for bucking up and getting the job done. One of the best feelings in the world is feeling good about a workout.
I was exhausted!
When I got home I rewarded myself with a little dip in the hot tub. :-)
I think the girls wanted in the hot tub too.....
Tia & Maisy "The Girls" (Maisy is looking out of the sliding glass door)--Tasha