Thursday, February 10, 2011

How Many Days Until ...

... We can complain about how hot it is?

Seriously I am so over this cold weather it's not even funny.  I swear its hot yoga that has made me such a wimp.  :O)  But to be fair, 24deg with a wind chill of 14deg at 4pm in the afternoon is really, I think, cold enough for a lot of people to submit to the gym/treadmill.  At least that's what I tell myself.

So due to all the weather woes of yesterday, I did not get out in the morning for a short run, nor a follow up run outside either.  Instead I retreated into the gym to do my run on the treadmill.  I really didn't have a workout persay planned, just to do an hour on the treadmill, followed up by some weight training (to wit I had already decided I need to step it up in this area; putting heavier weights and less reps for a while).

So to beat the boredom of the treadmill, I figured some speed/intervals would help (they always do).  Now a lot of people go through great lengths to figure out their intervals on the treadmill, for example, Julie over at PBFingers (not to mention a host of others, but I saw hers this morning so she gets to be the example)  :O)

Here is her nice little chart:


Awesome.

I don't have a chart, and if I did I don't know how to insert into blogger, unless you make it a picture and post it that way (like I just did for hers)...

Anyway my intervals were more like...hmmm...Run moderate for 3 songs, run real fast for 1 song, then walk on 1 incline for 1/2 song and then ease back into running moderate for 3 more songs.  :O)

And then sometimes a really great 'run fast song' would come on and I just just run fast for no reason whatsoever!  Charts and rules be damned I say! 

It honestly does make the time go by faster.  My hour was up before I knew it and I felt like I had gotten what I needed out of it.

Since I dont have a KW schedule this Spring (first time since 2007 that I have taken a real break from KW (although I will still be running with them on Saturdays), I am going to come up with something though thats a little bit more 'refined' for Wednesday speed workouts.  I know I need to do 200's, 400's, 800's and 1200's, I just havent gotten around to figuring that all out yet.  That will more than likely happen next week...

Then it was on to weights where I made my biceps, triceps, and shoulders scream "I want my mommy!".  Surprisingly I am not sore this morning and I think all the chatarunga pushups I do at hot yoga helps out in that respect.  I have me some strong arms that much I will say...

And speaking of hot yoga?  YES!  Today is Thursday which means there is a big fat Sharpie'd HY on my Runners World calendar for today! 

Yay for hot yoga!  90 minutes of bliss coming right up!

So are you a slave to the ritual of having a plan when doing intervals or do you just wing it most of the time?

3 comments:

Jamoosh said...

Dang. I feel bad. I was out running in this morning's frigidness. Sorry - I'm a bad Houston runner...

I Love Your Whole Face said...

You can still have the band. Just email me your info!!!

Siobhan @sio 'n the run said...

I'm usually a wing it kind of girl but I decided to make a little incline chart and put it on my t-mill to follow. Too bad I forgot it in my purse so I just winged it again! Gotta love the fast tempo songs to keep you going!