I wanted to say that I am seeing some success with this whole heart rate, slow and steady whatever you call it thing I'm doing with my running. I think most importantly I have only missed one run so far this month, consistency baby, consistency. On Tuesday I went out with the intention to run 30 minutes, I wasn't 'feeling' it. I know when am I ever 'feeling it' but I thought 30 minutes was a good compromise. I arrived home just over an hour later having completed 7.4km, go ME. Slow, yes but I felt good. The other thing I realized (and Julie has blogged about this before) is that the first 20 minutes of the run suck, it's all coughing and lung burning and start and stop but after that 20min mark I start to steady out and get into a groove. One other thing happens at the 20 minute mark religiously.. my ipod dies. ARGH!
I have been killing spin class lately. When the intructor says 'turn it up!' get this, I actually turn it up!
I am thinking about swapping out a spin class for strength and swim sessions though. I need to continue to focus on my run so 3x per week is needed but I think I can get by with 2 bike sessions for a few weeks. Then again the Brian Smith Charity ride is at the end of May. I'm gonna have to chat with Nancy about this, coach are you reading this?? Speaking of my coach, she posted a blog/testimonial about me on her site.. Go lookie She called it 'from couch to half ironman' and I just realized how alarmingly true that is.. OMG
One more run until rest day on Friday and I can't wait!
that's all I got...
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