Tuesday, June 10, 2008


So, after a sick half-week last week and a couple of lazy weekend days (wife out of town, just me and the kids) I'm trying to get back on my training schedule. Which is, basically:
gym and speedwork Tuesday
easy run Wednesday
gym and tempo run Thursday
combo of long run/easy run on the weekend days.

I was excited this morning because I finally synched up the heart rate monitor with my Garmin last night, and had a good set of intervals planned to try it out. Headed for the gym early even for me (about 2:30 AM - I know, I'm insane...) and managed to collect my water bottle, recovery drink, towel, footpod and heart rate monitor. I left my ipod thinking that was just too much stuff going on. It wasn't until I got to the gym that I realized that even though I had all the accessories, I'd neglected to strap the actual watch to my wrist. Considered for just a second going back to get it, then went and had a great, but unrecorded workout. Did 4 x 5 minute intervals (6:30 pace) with 3 minute jogs in between, a warm up and cool down for a total of 5.62 miles in 45 minutes. It was one of those good workouts where I'm pushing myself, but it never feels like I'm not going to make it. Maybe I'll remember the watch tomorrow...

1 comment:

SnowLeopard said...

I love those kind of workouts! They leave you feeling good all day long. :)