As much as I wanted to run 10+ miles I really thought it would be in my best interest to try to stick to a recovery week, which is getting really close in miles to my runs last week. Hmmm.....I think I need to work better on incorporating these recovery weeks. What do you think? Anyhow, I abandoned our traditional gym/Kids' Club Saturday and headed to my own incline treadmill. Yep, I was going to run at home....at an incline....for an hour.....no matter what.
I know that sounds tough but essentially I wasn't going to let the incline get the best of me as it has been a very long time since I logged more than 30 minutes or so on this puppy. And I wasn't going to let any unexpected home distractions serve as a road block. Thank goodness no birds today.
|aka Sippy Bottle|
The end result was 5.5 miles with an average pace of 10'56". Some days that pace may make me cringe but not today. I accomplished my goal of a 60 minute run at home and even added on a whole whopping 13 seconds to even out to 5.5 miles. Hey, I would have added on whatever I needed to in order to achieve a pretty number.
Now it is off to the weekly shopping....after I finish enjoying my hot cup of coffee with a hint of cream and no sugar.