Finally, a real core workout. And it was hard... I need to get back in the (core) game.
I thought the weather forecast was for crap so I took the bus to work and was getting mentally all geared up for a lunch treadmill run when boom! A sunny, dry, warm afternoon to the rescue. So instead I ran out side and was absolutely comfy in just shorts and a short sleeve shirt. It was 50 degrees! Awesome when that happens. I felt super slow during my run but the stats indicate I did okay so nice surprise. I just kept it steady and managed to finish a tad faster than I started. Before my knee injury I was able to easily cruise at 7:30 all damn day, now that pace is a struggle and I cruise at 8:00. But I'm running! Speed will come when I train for it.
After work Shelley and I headed up to The Summit at Snoqualmie. She skied and I raced. I have been getting a little faster each week and this night I was up against a 'real' opponent. I got late in turn four and that was all she wrote, he schooled me and won by about one second. In the second run I paid attention, stayed focused and beat him by .5 seconds. Whew. This stuff is fun. It was relatively warm and the snow was fun so I lapped the race hill for a bit and then zoomed back over to the summit to pick up Shelley after my second run. Good times.
There was a noticeable wind today and you can see it in my pace. I was slower going south and faster than going north. :)
My week of 'clean living' is going great! No alcohol, lots of water, no garbage food and my weight is already down a couple of pounds and I feel MUCH better. Go figure, right?
|Body Weight||6:15 AM - 182 lb.|
|Workout Food||core - water|
|Time of Day||core - 5:30 AM|
run - 11:30 AM
skiing - 6:30 PM
|Weather||run - 50 degrees, sunny, some wind, dry|
|Time||run - 59:43|
|Distance||run - 7.9 miles|
|Pace||run - 7:33 min/mile|
|Equipment||run - Brooks Glycerin 11, Garmin Fenix|
|Clothing||run - Brooks 5" Essential Run Short, Brooks Podium SS shirt|