I busted through over FIVE miles for the first time since my tonsillectomy and for the second time ever. Oh. Em. Gee. I have to admit breaking that barrier kind of seemed out of reach, so I was kind of giddy when I saw that big number five.
Since I started recording my mileage on DailyMile in February, I have logged over 300 miles. It’s only going to increase from here.
I started with interval training this week, and for the first time in a long time, I achieved negative splits on a workout.
This girl is one happy camper. A red and sweaty camper, but so happy.
So how did I do this week? Pretty good, if I do say so myself.
- Sunday: rest day
- Monday: 3.16 mile run, 40.2 second plank
- Tuesday: rest day
- Wednesday: 4.10 mile run, 47.7 second plank
- Thursday: rest day
- Friday: 5.59 mile run, 37.4 second plank
On Monday, I started incorporating intervals into my training. My plan was to continue following along with the 5-10k training plan as far as times and distances, but to incorporate my own twist. I do the five minute warm ups as prescribed, and then I run for about 10 to 10 and a half minutes. About a mile. After that, I switch to intervals where I walk for a minute and run for two and a half. I based this on the Galloway magic mile formula, with a little adjustment for the current humidity conditions.
It’s working out great. For one, it gave me a chance to rest the little strain I have going on under my ribs. Secondly, I felt wonderful. The minute walk breaks helped immensely with my breathing. And for the first time since coming back from my surgery, I saw my running speeds drop to sub 10 numbers. I’m trying not to focus on the speed, but it’s nice to know that I’m getting some back. And I will confess, even though I did score negative splits today, it was hard seeing 11s and 12s as the pace numbers, but it’s going to get better and I’m going to get those speeds down.
I’ve been worried about being prepared for Tower of Terror, but today, I feel like it’s really in my grasp. My confidence is growing with every step and I’m finally letting myself feel really excited about it.
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How did your training go this week?