Did everyone have a nice Easter? I hope so. I had an extremely lazy day filled with Skyping family, laying on the couch, and watching basketball. My thoughts and prayers go out to Kevin Ware of Louisville. What a horrific injury. The good news is his surgery went well and he is expected to be released from the hospital as early as tomorrow. Hopefully a speedy recovery is in his cards.
After a nice rest day, I started back at it this morning. I think my early-morning plane ride back to Philadelphia tomorrow will be a sore one. Why? Because this morning I ran farther than I have in almost 8 years (where has that time gone?). I ran cross country as a 7th, 8th, and 9th grader before giving it up to focus my training on more explosive exercises for basketball. It wasn’t odd for me to complete a 6 mile run my freshman year of high school, but as I said, I have not done that in quite some time.
This morning, I chose to return to my long-distance ways. I came across a workout on Pinterest that looked like a good one, so I decided to give it a try. In case you haven’t caught on or are new to this blog, I HATE running on a treadmill. It absolutely bores me. I have to do something to vary the run or I won’t do it at all. This workout has some variation, which is why it caught my eye. It was on a blog by a fellow Iowa girl. You can find the link to the original here.
5 Mile Treadmill Workout
**Set incline to 1.0
|34:00-44:00||Alternate 1 min @ 6.0 and 1 min @ 8.0|
Forty six minutes later, I was dripping with sweat, but I felt good. Something about running long distances is extremely satisfying for me. I look forward to some long outdoor runs whenever the weather decides to finally warm up! Until then, I will just have to keep being creative on the machine.