Tuesday: 3m 4 x 400s (all @ 5:39/pace)
I ended my 8 X 400s workout early today because my legs are still not recovered from the 14 miler I did Sunday. Sometimes you need to take an extra rest day after a tough workout. Easy to make that choice when stiff legs and slight pain in the outside of my knee says stop. (No worries, on my way to the chiro now to have him work his magic.) Hopefully i’ll get back to redo that workout Thursday. I’ll show those 400s who’s boss. And sidenote: i’m gonna pat myself on the back for being smart enough not to push through pain….even though I really wanted to finish the workout.
Sarah over at Irish Runner Chick tagged me to answer a couple of questions about my running favorites. This is way more fun than me talking about DNF’ing a workout 🙂
1) Location: Trail, Road, or Indoors?
I honestly don’t think i’ve ran enough on trails to say I like them more than asphalt paths, but one day i’m sure i’ll run hundreds of miles on the dirt and fall in love! Roads right now, trails in the future, death before the treadmill & decaf.
2) Time of Day: Morning, Noon, or Evening?
Noon. I’m a strange, middle-of-the-day, type person. I get everything done between 9-5 like a job. I like sleeping in and going to bed early. Hell, i just like sleeping. What else is there to do when you’re not running?
3) Weather: Sunshine, Mild or Hot?
Sunshine. I joke all the time that i’m solar powered. Or that I’d like a large collection of sunglasses. Either way.
4) Fuel: Before, After, and sometimes during?
Lately I’ve been fasting before morning workouts/runs (i’ll do a blog post soon about it). Only during long runs (8+ miles) do I take in fuel & I ALWAYS refuel after a workout within the recommended 30 minute timeframe.
5) Accessories: Music, Watch & More?
Garmin Forerunner 10 always, music if it’s over 5 miles, FlipBelt if I need Honey Stinger packets & phone/keys, sunglasses to look cool/save myself from wrinkles… I think that’s it?
6) Rewards: Food, Wine, or …?
When It’s cold out, Coffee. In the summer it’s an ice cold beer. Sunday was kinda in the middle and I had a chocolate peanut butter porter…Sweet Baby Jesus! This is definitely my favorite name for a beer, and it tastes AMAZING. I’m not a stout or porter person, but this beer is perfection.
7) Type of run: Long, tempo, intervals, hill repeats, progression, or recovery/easy?
Tempos. They are most challenging to me and I feel accomplished when it’s done.
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