Tuesday, July 7, 2009

H&F Tuesday

It makes more sense to post this on a Monday, but I didn’t have time to use the computer last night. Instead, I spent some quality time playing with Little E since she’ll be gone for a couple nights. Sniffle.

M left for NY this morning to do some fishing and took her along. Grandma and grandpa are delighted they’ll get to watch her.

Since they won’t be back until Thursday, I have some time to myself to. This week’s workout schedule includes:**

Monday: off
Tuesday: 7 mile run
Wednesday: 7 mile run
Thursday: off
Friday: 70 mins elliptical, abs
Saturday: 30 mins elliptical followed by 30 min run w/ stroller
Sunday: 60 mins elliptical, abs

I suppose I can say that I'm "training" now, instead of just working out. I’ve set my sights on a fall race. It’s been over a year and a half since I last entered one. It’s a 15K, and part of the course passes right by the front of our house. I’d be seriously bummed if I had to watch it go by without being part of it.

15k is a rather odd distance, but a good choice for my first race post-baby. I don’t have a previous performance to compare it too. It’ll automatically be a PR by default.

For the rest of this month, I’ll continue focusing on quantity to rebuild my fitness base. Next month I’ll start incorporating tempo runs, intervals, and fartleks (hehe) to increase the quality of my training.

**To keep it honest here, these were my amendments to last week’s schedule:

Saturday: No workout. It was already 11:00 when I woke up, didn’t want to take Little E running in the sun and heat
Sunday: 70 mins elliptical We got home earlier than expected, so I had time


  1. What's the 15k race? When is it?

  2. Good luck! I would have to agree, you are in training mode now!!