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.


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!


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!


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.