I am so over the treadmill. I need spring weather. Well, I can do without the rain, but the warmer temperatures would be GREAT already.
So anyway, the treadmill this morning was blah. My workout was to be my tempo pace ( whatever that means…) for 3 miles. I went into thinking I would do 3-4 miles at a good clip ( that would be my definition of tempo if you were wondering). My .5 mile warm up felt like a struggle. 9:05 ish pace. Uh oh.
Moving on to mile 1 – 8:16 ( felt ok)
mile 2- 8: 37 ( felt a little less than ok)
mile 3- Ooops…I took a break and got on the elliptical for 1 mile! haha…die treadmill.
I got my crap together and went for a 3 mile on the treadmill. 8:18 ( I felt ok, I wonder if I can hop on an elliptical during a race!?!? Hmmmm.)
I did a walk/jog for my 1 mile cool down. This ended up being 9:00. Not sure how… maybe it was less than a mile.
So this was not in the plans, but I am still happy I was able to do some fastish paced miles that I skipped yesterday.
I went home to eat breakfast and get myself and the kids ready for the gym.
Spin at 10. Strength class today. I had 2 big hills separated by a challenging 2 minute flat road. There were 32 minutes of hills today. The class did really well. There was a 6 minute seated flat that could get annoying, but I think I talked enough ( maybe too much for me), and guided the group over it successfully. We ended with sprints on a hill of course- 5 of them. Oh, I forgot to put on my HR monitor strap, so I had to jump off my bike and do that ( because we all know that the workout does not count unless I am all gadgeted up…) and it never recorded anything! LAME. I am pretty sure I burned at least 900 calories though. 😉
Andi met me after class to lift weights. It usually turns into us just talking and not really lifting seriously! That’s cool though. I get distracted with her funny stories and body building poses…… Here is what I did:
Pull Ups ( 3 sets of 4)
Triceps dips on the Bosu (3×12)
Hammer Curls (3×12)
Lateral raises ( 3×12)
Up right rows (3×12)
Well I skipped legs. Today should be my plethora of lunges. I might do them later..ha.
Question: What is tempo pace in relation to half marathon training?
On tap for Thursday: Not a clue!