Mom and I went to town this morning for blood work I need before next week’s doctor’s appointment, shopping, and mom’s dentist appointment. I didn’t get home until 2:15 and I was soooo tired. I don’t know why going shopping always seems to wear me out. It started storming shortly after I got home, so I was really tempted to lay down and take a nap instead of going to the basement for a treadmill run. My excuse was going to be, “I could get hurt if the power goes out while I’m running on the treadmill.” Right? I suspect that would not be the case, but it sounded good in my head.
I did go on down and get it done. As is often the case, making up my mind to do it was the hardest part of the run.
Today’s plan called for a Tempo Run. I was supposed to do 5 min Zone 1, 5 min Zone 2, 15 min Zone 3, 5 min Zone 2, 5 min Zone 1. I did decide to walk some of it today. Mentally, I needed to do that. My legs were tight to begin with, but loosened up pretty good before I was done. I did a run/walk of 4/1 minutes, with the walk at 3.8 mph and the runs at 4.2/4.5, 3×5.0, 4.5, 4.2 mph. I did run the last 7:03 minutes with no walk break. It felt pretty easy. My HR didn’t get into the Zone 3 enough – only 5:38 min. I guess that means I could have run those segments a bit faster. After it was done, I was glad I ran, once again proving the adage “The only run you regret is the one you didn’t do.”
Stats: Walked 1.0 mile in 15:50 minutes for a 3.8 mph pace. Ran 2.75 miles in 37:03 minutes for a 13:28 min/mile (4.5 mph) pace. My average HR was 143 bpm with a max of 163 bpm.
I bought some Extreme Sport Beans and a sleeve of Honey Stingers today, just to try out – maybe on some of my shorter runs first, just in case they don’t sit well on my tummy. They didn’t have Gu at this particular store. Anyway, I was very surprised when I was “carded” at the cash register. Apparently, you have to be over 18 to buy the energy products. Is that a thing everywhere?