Yup, still crazy-busy. I’m at least trying to check in on Fridays. I don’t even know where I left off!! Ah. There we are.
2/26: Long Run. This run was nothing short of pathetic. I nearly killed myself trying to eek out 5 miles, and I think I barely scraped by with 14:00 miles. It was weak, I ended up adding extra walks in, and it was pitiful. I was so disappointed with myself when I got back to the house, but in retrospect, I did still travel 5 miles, so that’s something.
3/1: Speed Run. This run was the exact opposite of pathetic. I run just around 13:00 miles, I believe I started out a little faster than that and ended up a little slower than that to average out to 13:00. If I can keep the “faster than” up for longer periods, I think I’ve got a good shot at doing really well at the half-marathon. I managed 2.75 miles, though I can’t remember the overall time, though basic calculation puts it in the area of 35:30-36:00. It was a great run, the weather was a little warmer than usual, making it so pleasant to head out.
3/2: EA Active. On Wednesday night, I did a full-body workout with EA Active. Liam helped me with the opening stretches. Nothing makes a workout more pleasant than having a little workout buddy with you. I get such a kick out of having him do it with me. Unfortunately, it was bedtime, so he squeezed in a few stretches, then Daddy took him to bed. In the meantime, I enjoyed the 38 minute workout, and felt like I did a decent number on my arms.
3/3: Hill Run. I can’t begin to tell you how cold it was last night, but I forced myself out there and I managed 3.0 miles. I ran the hill atop my neighborhood 4 times twice over, although two of those times I had to walk starting about halfway up. Based on my Garmin, it looks like the hill is about a 20-25′ elevation difference, and about .10 miles. I’m not sure what grade that gives it (I’m sure I could do some sort of math to figure that out, but I just don’t care enough), but its what I’m calling pretty steep, and I’m proud of myself for hitting it as many times as I do. A couple more weeks, and I expect to be able to climb it 5 times per pass. Right now, 4 times generally takes a little out of me, so I’ve got to muscle through a few more times before I’m comfortable increasing it again.
All in all, not a bad exercise week. Just bad for trying to log said exercise! This weekend is looking good as well; hoping to get in a decent run as the weather gets nicer!