Hello! Last night I went to run club for another track workout. I did a 1 mile warm up then we did 5 x 500, then 4 x 200 followed by a 1.5 mile cool down.
500s: 2:02, 1:59, 1:54, 1:47
200s: :39, :39, :37
I messed up my watch two different times last night so I missed my time on one of the 500s and one of the 200s. Oh well.
I’ve been going to track club weekly now since around the beginning of October. I am finally starting to see that my times are getting a little bit faster.
Between track and staying up late last night, I was exhausted this morning! The last thing I wanted to do when I woke up was run. So Pippa and I went for a walk first instead. It was a beautiful morning.
After our walk, I told myself that if I went on a run I would reward myself with taking a nap later today. Usually I would bribe myself with donuts, but I was so tired that sleep actually sounded better than donuts.
I ran on the bike path on the beach for the first 3 miles and then decided to run on the sand along the water. I ran right next to the water where the sand is hard, so it wasn’t much different than running on the street, but the view was ridiculous and gave me the extra motivation I needed.
Just running on the sand instead of the bike path changed up my routine enough to make it interesting and refreshing. Plus, the sound of waves crashing on the beach might just be my favorite sound on earth. I ended up running 6 miles @ 9:08 pace.
After my run I stretched, foam rolled and drank some chocolate milk. Even though I ran easy today, I ran hard last night and my legs are tired and a little sore. My right knee has been bothering me a little bit for the past week or so. I originally was going to take an ice bath last night after track, but I was freezing when I got home and couldn’t bring myself to do it! So I took an ice bath after today’s run instead.
I’m going to go grocery shopping now and after that I’ll see if I still want to take that nap I promised myself.
Do you ever bribe yourself to go on a run? With what?