Saturday, March 28, 2009

Easy Saturday Morning Run + Calisthenics + Hooray Spring Results

This morning I wasn't too ready to hop out the door and run. We had another couple over last night to watch the Heels game (wooo hoo Elite 8!) and I didn't eat as healthy as I had hoped. So I got up and drank some coffee and watched some Real Housewives of NY and blogged. Then I headed out the door for a quick 4 mile run since I missed my track workout yesterday.

The four miles were kind of hard, I could tell I didn't have the proper fuel in my system and that I was dehydrated. But I made the most of it and just took it easy. I knew it was important to get some mileage in today even if it was only 4.3. Around mile 4 I decided to do some sprints until I got to my building, so I did 4 x 100m (approximately) sprints jogging in between. After the 4th I walked the probably 1/6 mile home to cool down.

Once I got to my building I stretched and decided to do some calisthenics. I never do anything more than crunches, so it is high time my friends! (I know, I know. I am bad. I don't have a gym membership and I don't strength train...I'm working up to it, okay?) I did 2 reps of 20 lunges and squats with stretching in between. Then I did 20 wall push-ups (I'm trying to ease my arms into doing the real thing) and 20 jumping jacks.

Just that small amount of something extra felt really good! I would definitely like to add this to my routine on a normal basis, and of course do more reps of each.

Here are my totals and split times:

Time: 00:43:16
Distance: 4.30 mi
Elevation Gain: 631 ft
Total Calories: 480 C
Avg Pace: 10:04 min/mi
Best Pace: 05:34 min/mi

Total Time
Total Distance
Elevation Gain
Elevation Loss
Average Speed
Max Speed
100:09:55 1.00 207 203 09:55 08:50
200:09:58 1.00 186 188 09:58 08:48
300:11:21 1.00 121 142 11:21 08:53
400:09:33 1.00 90 79 09:33 05:34
500:02:28 0.30 27 19 08:17 06:07

**Notice the slow mile 3? Yeah I stopped to pet the horses at Hampton Park, but the signs on the fence that said "horses may bite" and "caution electric" made me think better of it. The horses were sad though, they came towards me ready for some petting!

Hooray for Spring 6 Miler Results & "Free Virtual Swag":
RunningLaur posted the results to her virtual 6 miler, and I came in 6th place with a time of 54:45. She even made us some sweet medals, which she said we could choose which one we wanted. I couldn't decide whether I was speedy enough for this one, but I really pushed that run and it was a PR for me so I am going to go with it.

But I also like this one, so I am taking two :)

Thanks RunningLaur for the great swag and virtual race!

1 comment:

  1. I love runs that you can have a good distraction during - like petting horses.

    A new PR definitely qualifies for a Speedy Sunflower - great work!