Man, it seems like track and speed work is all that I am doing these days. For starters when my little man is not in preschool it is just easier to go to the track or use the dreadmill at the YMCA. I have officially retired the jogging stroller. Ugh! That reminds me of the couple I saw when I was running my 10 miles of hills. This couple must have been smoking crack or something (which I absolutely DO NOT CONDONE even if it does enable one to do things this couple was doing). Each one was pushing a ridiculous running stroller with a half grown person in it! These kids were at least 6 and 8. WHAT? Are you kidding me? These kids could have been on bicycles riding beside their parents but no, this couple clearly wanted a challenge. And then, as we were driving away I saw them racing each other across a hilly grass patch…PUSHING their grade-schoolers in strollers. I will not be that parent. Ever.
Anywho…today I hit the track for my 400m sprints, six of them with a slow recovery jog between each. I was pretty happy with my times:
Total distance: 3.17 miles
Total Calories: 317 (that is bogus, I worked my a#$ off today for what? To burn half a cookie?!)
Max Heart rate: 184
Here is a question for you, my bloggie buddies, do any of you know anything about heart rate training? Or even a link to a blog about heart rate training would be awesome!
Here are a couple of pictures of my little running buddy helping me stretch today. Unfortunately I was not able to hit up yoga today. Something about having no skin on my palms does not make for a good yoga day
Today I am grateful for:
4 Days until the hubs comes home!
An awesome day on the track with fast times!
My NEW vacuum cleaner!
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