This post is going to be on the shorter side, sorry folks. Gotta get to work!
Yesterday I woke up to an entirely uninspiring overcast, chilly morning. I think having a few days of 70 degree weather makes it even harder to be motivated to get out there and run when it goes back down to 40 (with rain). So I decided to skip my morning run and make it up in the evening when hubby and I went to the gym.
It was a struggle to actually leave the house, especially in the rain. But alas, we got there and I started the treadmill for my terribly uninspired run. Turned out ok: 35 minutes for 3.3 miles. I tried to replicate the hill sprints on the machine. Here's what I got:
10 minutes warm up @ 6 mph
7 x 90 sec at 7% incline with 2:00 rest in between, all at 5.5 mph
5 minutes cool down
I followed this with some core/ab work, stretching, and an ice down of my knee.
Now on to the exciting news! I've registered for a 5k race this Saturday, and guess WHO decided would register and run it too? Daaaaavid =) I asked him if he wanted to come do the 1 mile family fun walk after I ran the 5k, and he completely surprised me by saying, "why don't I do the 5k too?" He's been running here and there, but has also been going to the gym on a very consistent basis.
We're going to do the Run the Creek 5k, which benefits a nonprofit organization that helps kids with terminal illness (they're in the process of becoming 501c3, and man oh man can I sympathize with that process!). The race is also sponsored by our church, Mecklenburg CC, has a 9:00 am start time (sweet), and is practically right in our backyard. Win win win!
And the best part about doing this race? I don't have to taper!!!
Any of you guys out there doing races this month?