That’s right- The Hump of the New Year is upon us!
Happy New Year’s Eve everyone!
Eric and I in 2006 at my brother’s NYE party.
To bring 2008 to a wonderful close, I decided what better way than to end it with a great, kick-butt workout!
- 0.10 mile walking warm-up, 4.0 mph, incline 4%
- 4 mile tempo run (1.5 miles @ 6.5 mph; 1 mile 7.0mph; 0.5 miles 7.5 mph; 1 mile 6.0 mph) all at incline 4%
- 0.20 mile Walking cool-down, 4.0 mph, incline 4%
- Total duration: 44 mins.
- Max Heart Rate: 177 bpm (91% of max)
- Avg Heart Rate: 156 bpm (80% of max)
- Feel the Burn: 360 kcals
I have to be honest here. This wasn’t the great, kick-butt, feeling energetic and peppy workout I anticipated!
I was. so. tired. today. I was up late (1am) reading my Marathon book (damn you Hal!! lol) and boy was it tough getting the energy to run at a high intensity. My right foot is also still sore, so I may have to take tomorrow off too. I think it was the result of tieing my shoelaces too tight (it has happened to me before).
I persisted on though, and I read some of my Runner’s World Magazine which helped keep the motivation going. I am a bit peeved because my last few runs have not been what I would consider pleasant! I was hoping that yesterday’s rest day would help, but I guess this goes to show you that rest is crucial when training for a race.
Afterward, I had a delicious post-run Smoothie:
- 1/2 cup Almond breeze milk
- 1 cup mixed frozen strawberries and blackberries
- 1 Tbsp. Flax seed
- 1 Tbsp. MaraNatha Raw Almond Butter
Makes 1 serving @ 240 calories
This was the first time I used our new KitcheAid Blender that we received as a wedding gift!
It worked amazing!
Not bad for my first smoothie concoction!
I was also amazed at how easy clean up was:
All you do is add warm water, dishsoap, and stir!
Well I am off to work! Hopefully I can leave earlyish today since no one will be around :D See you this afternoon for a FUN FAQ post!!!
“Running is a big question mark that’s there each and every day. It asks you, ‘Are you going to be a wimp or are you going to be strong today?'”
– Peter Maher, Irish-Canadian Olympian and sub-2:12 marathoner