Last night I embraced the treadmill. Trust me, I didn’t want to. But, with kiddo in tow, I had no choice but to hit up the gym for a run. I went in with a plan to run four miles in order to get home and feed the monster and myself.
But once I started running I hatched a plan. Since coming back from injury I really haven’t done much speed work. I’ve just been happy with finishing runs pain-free. The run on the treadmill tonight felt good. So I decided to embrace it and use it to my advantage. Why not use the treadmill to push the speed and make my own interval work out. So after a one mile warm up, intervals I did. And a planned four mile run turned into five because it just felt so good. And I will say that breaking it up into .25 mile intervals made the time (aka boredom) fly by.
Proof of the power of the interval. I was dripping sweat….
And I’m happy to announce that my first open water swim (ows) is in sight!!!! This weekend is a practice run of the Hudson Crossing triathlon. I was all excited to go and hang out and swim, bike, run. Wait, I said …. swim? Um, has anyone dipped their toe in some local water? That business is cold! Yeah I said C-O-L-D…. so we shall see how Saturday goes. I’m a little nervous. Yikes, cold water and an open water swim. Man oh man, I’m in for it now.
C & I pre- OWS on Mother’s day. Ok, ok, we only stuck our toes in, but it was cold!
What are you up to this Tuesday?