|Mom, no more pictures!|
And that is one reason why it can be so darn hard to get out of bed and leave the comfort of my home and family to go run at the gym before work. As much as I love to run, it can be gut wrenching some days to "sneak away" from the family. Today was one of those days and that left me with less running time than I hoped for. I really need to stop stalling like this.
Now I could have taken my time and ran the easy run that I was supposed to do and just accept less miles but my restless running legs didn't want that. And then I convinced my mind that some speed play would be perfectly fine today, and perhaps better than tomorrow, as I have a "race" on Saturday. Please note, I say "race" because my goal isn't really to "race" it at full effort but use it as a marathon training run.
When I made up my mind to do some speed play I really didn't have a plan in mind. Go figure, the running mom blogger who posts treadmill workout ideas had no plan?! Yep, it is true but out of this spontaneity came a great run that I loved so much I wanted to not only do again but share!
Introducing the 4.0 Mile Speed Play Treadmill Workout! You can see more on my TM Running Page.
You can see it above in a nutshell but I always love to include a post that talks about the run, not just list what to do.
Most of the workouts I share I try not to target a specific pace as I want them to be adopted by other runners who can easily input their speeds...and perhaps not feel too slow or too fast for a plan. But for this one, I need to go by the actual speeds so all can get to the 4.0 mile mark. Of course, feel free to adjust as you like. This is just an idea.
|Still dark when I get to work|
Once at work I could tell my legs did get a good workout by how they felt going up and down the stairs but I am not dying. I am good to run again tomorrow and perhaps I may be good and get up early enough to get more miles in. I can do it, I can do it, I can do it.......