Friday, June 17, 2011

This and That.

How is it possible that June is over halfway over and I haven't blogged once? June was supposed to be a slow month and yet, it's flying by. Nothing too terribly exciting. Lots of day to day stuff.

Running has been great this month. I started a 21-day challenge and it's gone really well. I have 6 goals that I try to meet every day for 21 days. One of the goals is exercising a minimum of 30 minutes a day (except Sundays). Well, for me, if I'm going to exercise for 30 minutes, it's going to be running. So with the exception of yesterday when I did P90X Yoga, I have run every day this month. It's been awesome. I am well on my way to my 90 miles goal and will probably pass it up.

Another thing I've noticed is that I'm getting faster...and I'm not really trying. I did speed work one day last week. First time ever. My splits looked like this:

Warm up mile - 9:27
Lap 1 - 1:45
Lap 2 - 2:11 (recovery?)
Lap 3 - 1:51
Lap 4 - 1:59 (recovery?)
Lap 5 - 1:51
Lap 6 - 1:58 (recovery?)
Cool (really?) down mile - 9:03

I think I need some work on speed work. I'm pretty sure I should have slower recovery laps. It was a fun challenge and I'm excited to do more. The biggest "problem" is getting to the track. I rather just head out my door and start my run.

Two days ago I wasn't feeling it. I didn't get up to run in the morning (stayed up working way late the night before) and didn't have a chance until that evening. In order to force myself to do it, I had my hubbie drop me 3 miles from home. I had to get home and that helped. He always leap frogged the whole way, so that was kind of fun. I guess we do what it takes. But the really cool thing about that run - my first mile was an 8:02. It totally surprised me because I didn't feel like I was running that fast.

I guess that's about it. Wish I had more exciting stuff to report, but since I'm (still) not training for anything specific, I guess this will have to do for now. Hopefully something cool will happen soon!