Wednesday, March 17, 2010

It's ONLY Wednesday??

The week seems to be dragging by, at least for me since I really didn't get a weekend.  Work has been super demanding and busy lately and I worked both Saturday and Sunday.  I need a vacation.

Yesterday was Interval Tuesday and I completed my run in the morning on the treadmill.  It is just too dark and scary to go to the track alone at 5am.  And there are no decently flat areas near me that would allow for interval running.  So I am stuck with the treadmill unless I decide I can handle switching up my workout to the afternoons.

Tuesdays workout -

4x400m at 6:22 pace, 2x800m at 6:40 pace, 4x400m at 6:27 pace

That was such a tough workout!  I started off with a decent warm up and once I began the intervals I focused on maintaining the pace but had to slow down for the last set of 400s.  My stomach started feeling funny after the second 800 and continued to hate me until I stopped running.

Yes - I do seem to love the treadmill more than the average person BUT I do love to run outside more.  Its just that I have gotten so used to running my intervals inside.  Believe me, if I wasn't switching up the paces every few minutes I would never make it through the whole workout! I have trouble just running 3 miles straight on the treadmill!

So today I am going to take advantage of the sun and run outdoors after work!

HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY!!  Hope you wore green today!!


** Need a good book to read??  I am currently reading The Friday Night Knitting Club by Kate Jacobs and I love it! And I would have finished it already if I wasn't being forced to be a workaholic!

26 comments:

Staci Dombroski said...

I loved that book too :-)

teacherwoman said...

Nice job on your intervals. I too enjoy the treadmill...sounds like it's just you and I! LOL

Jen said...

Great workout. I LOVED that book... but wished the sequel was a good.

Aneta said...

oh i read that book. its cute!!!

if u r looking for a book to read, stop by my blog to enter my book giveaway!
http://confessions-of-a-runner.blogspot.com/

Morgan said...

I hear ya girly! Is this week EVER going to end?!?!? Only Wednesday? Really?!?!? Seriously?!?!?

Good call keeping it safe and inside for the intervals.

Finally finished Memoirs of Cleopatra, such a great book. Working on a sequel to a book I read last summer, stay tuned for a review at the end of the month review!

Molly said...

I'm telling you, every time I read your interval workouts I get motivated!

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

Great workout!

I LOVE my treadmill. Especially for intervals. It forces me to hold the pace. But nothing beats an outside run!

sunapeegirl said...

I had the same feeling when I woke up this morning, only Wednesday!?
I read Friday Night Knitting Club earlier this year, great book!!
Happy St. Patty's day!

Marlene said...

I'm right there with you on "only Wednesday" - ugh. Hope you get the weekend off this time around!

Nice job on the intervals - don't blame you for keeping it on the treadmill. I need to find a track nearby... I want to do some shorter intervals and anything under 800 is just too hard to keep track of on the sidewalk. I'd be staring at my Garmin constantly and would wipe out for sure!

LOVE the Knitting Club books!!

Texan Couture said...

I actually do need a good new book to read thanks for the recommendation!

Indi said...

awesome work on the intervals!! Hoping for sunshine here as well.

marathonmaiden said...

awesome workout! that looks wicked tough. i'm the same way re: TM and intervals. i eventually want to move it outside butttttt i like the security of the tm haha :)

objectsevents said...

WOWZER nice pacing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! with 800s in the middle and then going into the next 400 set, whew. way to go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! do you feel like throwing up when you finish some of your fast intervals? b/c i do. haha. i don't know if that means i'm trying too hard. hopefully i'll catch up and it'll get easier and i'll get faster :)

onelittletrigirl said...

This HAS been a slow week and I am not even working Friday! And it was "wear green to work" today so yes, I am all decked out!

merrymishaps said...

I'm wearing green pants today :)

I read that book too. Really enjoyed it ... though the ending will throw you! (And that's all I'll say ...)

Jamie said...

A vacation sounds amazing right now. Kick ass job on those intervals!

kilax said...

I hope you get a real weekend this week! :)

Great work on the intervals! I wonder if I will ever be as speedy as you. Ha ha. I wish!

I also think the treadmill is good for intervals. I tried to do them outside last night.

Lisa said...

Glad you're getting out to enjoy the weather today! Sorry work has been so demanding, hopefully running helps to relieve some of the stress for you!

ajh said...

I've read a lot of Kate Jacobs and do like her. This one has several follow ups.

D10 said...

I hope work eases off a bit. Great job with the intervals.

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

totally thought today was thursday, was very unhappy to realize i was wrong!!

Badgergirl said...

I had myself convinced it was Thursday for a while today. Then I realized it was only Wednesday. Ugh.

Nice job on the intervals and I'll have to put the book on my list of books to read!

runnernic.com said...

Nice workout girl!!

As the weather gets better and better hopefully I can have like wednesday night track workouts! I'm excited!

Glenn Jones said...

Thanks for your comment yesterday. No need to apologize! I know how life can be. Plus, being busy (and hopefully productive) is better than the alternative.

trialsoftraining said...

I loved that book!! It's way cute :)

Intervals on the treadmill are def safer than on the track in the dark! Way to push through it :)

X-Country2 said...

Great intervals! Enjoy your (finally) Friday.