Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Quick Stats

More details later, just quick stat post:
Time: 33:47
Length: Not sure rounding down to 2.5 miles just to safe. (Must really consider getting a Garmin because it's so annoying to drive all the routes to get mileage counts).

ADDITION: Ok, now that I have a few minutes to sit down and write an actual entry, I'll get started. First, I've had to change up my cross training yet again because the indoor pool at school is close for re-finishing for the entire month of May. They're re-tiling the bottom and in order to do that they had to drain both pools (We have an Olympic size and a regular size) and will have to refill them and balance chemicals after all the work is done. It was slightly frustrating, but I've been able to replace it with a workout DVD. Now it may sound kind of corny, but I reviewed this set of DVD's for my internship last summer and they're actually pretty intense and give a really good workout. Each DVD has two different strength training portions to alternate between and then they include a 1/2 hour cardio segment too.

I figure this is good, because my strength training has been virtually nonexistent this entire semester. I know it's a good thing to do, but I really have a hard time motivating myself to do it because I feel I get so much more out of cardio and when I only have a small amount of time to workout...yea I'd just rather spend it on cardio.

So that will be my plan until the pool is up and running again. After, I'll see.

I was really pleased with today's run. I started off slower than I usually do, but was able to really pick up my speed after about the first 7 minutes or so. And it felt good to be running faster. I noticed a slight dull pain in my shin towards the end of the run, but other than that I have no pain to report.

It was really humid out this morning though which made it hard to run. I felt like I was inhaling water instead of oxygen because the air was just that heavy. Unfortunately I'm sure that's what I'm going to have to look forward to on most of my summer runs. It was humid at home in PA, but I hear the humidity is a bear in Maryland. I'm trying to look at it positively though. My 1/2 marathon is at beach...there is definitely going to be moisture in the air there, so I figure it will be good training in similar conditions.

I'm so excited this weeks almost over. (I only have class/work Mon-Thurs.) Just need to get through next week and then classes will be over. My finals schedule isn't too bad. I have a final on Monday (but I'm taking the class pass/fail so I don't need to study :O) and then I have a final on Thursday (which will be horrible and will require many hours of studying) and then a take home final which will be due Thursday.

I'm so looking forward to it all being over and being able to relax and really log some quality miles in the summer when I have more free time!

4 comments:

Joe said...

It sounds like everything is peachy in your world today. Until you get the Garmin, you could try Gmaps or Google Earth.

teacherwoman said...

Girl, you gotta get yourself a garmin! No use putting those miles on you AND your car! hehehe.

But, I guess Joe is right..I never thought of that!

Firefly's Running said...

Try www.mapyourrun.com. I use it all of the time.

J~Mom said...

Before I had my Garmin I used to use mapmyrun.com. Hopefully you can get a Garmin soon though. :>)

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