Week 3 called for my first official run without walking. And I’m so thankful that it went better than I could have ever expected! So, how did the rest of the week go?
Monday: 2.5 miles (pace unknown)
This workout called for a 1/2 mile run with a 1/4 mile walk interval completed 3 times. Since it’s getting cold + dark out, I’m doing most of my runs on the treadmill at the gym now. I increased my speed every few minutes on the run interval until I got to a speed I felt comfortable with, which just happened to be an 8-minute mile pace! I still can’t hold that pace for very long, but I’m happy I can at least run at that pace again!
Tuesday: 30 minutes on the Arc Trainer
Ugh, I hate my gym! Well, I don’t hate it – I just hate the fact that they only have 10 treadmills, total. And when I go around 5 PM, that’s just not enough treadmills for all the people who want them, which of course included me. So, the short period of time I get at the gym, I had to use the Arc Trainer. I guess I should just be happy I was working out even though I would have much rather been running.
Wednesday: 2.5 miles (10:54/mile)
This workout was 3/4 mile run with 1/2 mile walk before another 3/4 mile run (with a 1/4 mile warmup and cooldown). The first running interval, I kept the treadmill at 7.0 mph and the second interval at 7.2 mph. I like that as an easier pace – I am still pushing myself but not to the point where I feel like I have to stop and walk.
Thursday: 2 miles no walking with the stroller (9:06/mile)
Loving my little running buddy! Wish the weather would be nice enough so I could continue running with her outside!
Friday: rest day
Saturday: 2 miles no walking (8:34/mile)
I commit the cardinal running sin of going out to fast constantly, and this run was no exception. I started out way too fast, and by the time I got to my turn around, I was dying. But, I’m definitely not upset with that pace whatsoever!
Sunday: 2.5 miles (10:42/mile)
This was the same workout as Wednesday. I kept the pace at 7.2 mph for both run intervals and felt great! I think I’ll keep the pace on the treadmill there until 7.5 mph feels more comfortable (that’s an 8-minute mile, my goal pace).
Total miles: 11.5 miles (8.5 miles running/3 miles walking)
I did do a few squats while holding MacKenna this week and man, did I feel it! My muscles are so undertrained right now from doing seriously nothing for them (if you don’t count picking up a baby 10 billion times a day). I am going to start doing Body Rock during MacKenna’s naps just to start getting back into shape and since I don’t really have the time at the gym right now. I’m excited to get my muscles back into shape – and fully expect some wonderful soreness to go along with it!