Tuesday, March 4, 2008

A little speed....workout, that is

Back in Tempe and actually had a good workout last night.

I did a nice warm up for about 20 minutes and then did four pickups.

I started at the corner of Alameda and Priest and ran to Broadway (.48 miles, according to MapMyRun). Got my heart rate up to a hair below AT (171 bpm) and then shagged back to Alameda. Repeated this three times in total with the pickups equating to:
4:16 min
4:10 min
4:10 min.

I felt good about the pace. I felt as if I actually was running and not just plodding along.

I started my last shag back to Alameda and decided to do my pickup from Alameda to Southern, which -- magically -- is also .48 of a mile. My pace was slower 4:21, but I got it done!

Then just a little jog back to the hotel, feeling good.

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Glad to be going home tomorrow. Still no sugar has passed my lips and it has been very hard. There are cookies and candy everywhere I look in this office!

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Also found this cool count down timer thingie (see sidebar). As if I'm not worried enough about Fargo Marathon, I can now count down the seconds until I line up for the race.

As the young people I know would say: Sweet!

6 comments:

Sunshine said...

Cute count-down ... fearsome.. but you'll make it.
You can do Fargo.

Nat said...

Hey! Miss you lots with the running. I love the pickups! You're doing great! I'm still plugging away at the running. Thinking I should have signed up for the full like you and "gotten it done with!" Even better job with the sugar!

RunnerGirl said...

I like your new countdown thing, it is SWEET!

Marcia L said...

Keep on runnin', Amy! You're doing great!

I hope to run with you on Saturday - 8 a.m.

WADDLER26.2 said...

Nice workout. I like the countdown/

Sunshine said...

Well, be on the look-out for us 2 slow women before the 8K at St. Thomas on Sunday.