Sunday, June 29, 2008
Sometimes I wish that I could run on the treadmill during work meetings! It would sure make my day more efficient! :P
I had a tough week. I was busy, tired, not sleeping well and did I mention busy? I started taking a summer course with classes two afternoons a week, so that takes away two lunch hour opportunities to get a workout in. Evening workout time is being eaten up by studying. The bad thing is that my course (neuroanatomy) is highly time intensive and requires a ridiculous amount of reading to keep up. The good news is that it is only for five weeks, so it will be quick and painful. I think I managed to memorize the 12 cranial nerves today. I'm also at the 3-month countdown to my wedding and my to-do list is scary. Ack! Anyways...back to our regularly scheduled programming.
I didn't manage to get to the gym this week, but I got three runs done:
Tues - 40 min walk
Wed - 5k treadmill run with 12 min @ tempo pace (5:45/km), average pace 6:32/km
Fri - 4.25k/30 min run, HUMID, 7:03/km
Sun - 13k treadmill run, 1:33, 7:09/km
Totals: 22.25 km run, 0k bike, 0k swim
I know, I'm bad...no cross-training this week. I will have to be disciplined if I want to get into the gym or pool on my tight schedule for the next month. I intended to do 15 min at tempo pace during my Wednesday run, but my IT band started bothering me...boooo. Lately, I have found that 1) running fast and 2) running > 60 min irritates my IT band. I went back to my ART doctor on Thurs for some relief. And behold, I was able to run for an hour an a half today! With no walk breaks! I was only going to run for 8-10k, but I was feeling good, so I kept going. I'm hoping that I don't regret it tomorrow...
I went to a couple of bike shops over the weekend and tried out the Trek SU 1.0. I don't know anything about bikes, but it looks good and my friend said that the components are pretty good. I'm still uncertain, though. I guess I'm not serious enough to commit yet. I will keep looking for deals, though!