Today’s Workout – Speed Work

Total Mileage: 11.05 miles

Total Time:  1:37:51

Average Pace: 8:51 min/pace

What a workout I have for you today! It was tough but doable. I am surprised just how quickly my legs are recovering.

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I was worried how my legs would handle this today but they did great.  The warm up is KEY in getting your legs into a tough speed workout. Do not skip the warm up.

I ended up doing a 2.5 mile cool down but you could easily shorten this.  The actual “work out” itself is about 7.5-8.0 miles depending on how much rest you take.  I did 30 seconds rest on the ladder portion but if you needed to you could increase this.  The key is to train your body to work on tired legs.  Of course, you will need to adjust the paces on the workout to fit your goals.

It is also important to remember that this is a workout NOT a race.  One workout is not going to make or break you, so just do the best you can.  A combination of all your workouts is what gets you to your goals, so don’t make your workout a race. Focus on each section at a time and you will be amazed at what your body can do!

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I completed the 1/2 mile warm up around the indoor track and then did another 1/2 mile afterwards as an ending cool down.

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If I didn’t write down my workouts there is no way I could remember each detail. Beside each pace I also write down the treadmill pace conversion so I don’t have to think about it once I am running.  Anything to make the workout easier helps!

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Afterwards I felt tired but overall good.  I do have some pain in my right shin so I will be resting and stretching the rest of the day. No extra miles for me today.

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Cera Sport was nice enough to send me some samples of their Electrolyte Drink Mix (the one I tried today was Fruit Punch).  It really helped me get through the workout. I will be posting a full review of it later this evening so keep a look out!

I finally have some positive news to share with you! I have a possible job interview tomorrow at 10:00 am! I don’t know many details but it is the first interview I’ve had so far! I have another possible job in the works, but it is a step in the right direction!

What is your favorite electrolyte drink?

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