If you want different results, you have to try different things…. This training cycle is truly like no other. First of all, the climate. NY vs. Florida: it’s like night and day at this point in the year and while training in the freezing cold was no joy, neither is training in weather that is scolding hot. Also, this cycle I got an actual coach. One that I have to report to after every workout and one that forces me to do track work outs! Unfortunately, with Michael’s work schedule lately, I have not been able to make them them in group but I am still required to do them on my own! Ladders on a treadmill is like dying a slow painful death…
My very best friend from home was down here this week. Spending time with her is like chicken soup for the soul. We ran track together and middle school and have been inseperable since…. love… her! She’s stuck with us forever because she is Ella’s god mother;)
Between that and Michael’s work schedule I wasn’t able to fit my ladder work out in until Wednesday (it’s better than not at all;)) So I laced up my Newtons and put on my big girl running shorts and headed to the gym (ugh). I did a mile warm up (even thought I wanted to do the 1/2 mile. But I figure if I want to get my butt in shape, no short cuts), an 800, a 1200 and a mile at 9.1 on the treadmill which was around 6:35 pace. Than I finished with another 1200 and 800 at 9.2. Than another mile cool down. Let me tell you, not only was I a sweaty mess, I was also like a pile of jello afterwards… a happy pile, but a pile none the less.
As I am starting to get into shape I’m starting to feel optimistic about my plans for Boston…. however… for now, I need to get my butt in gear and head to the gym for a light run and rest for my “long run” of 7 miles tomorrow… God, I remember when that mileage was my short run…. looking forward to those days (never thought I would say that, lol)… Happy friday y’all!