Tuesday, August 04, 2009

General Stuff

Saturday's run went pretty well. I did 10 miles at a good pace with a new member of Philly Fit who was a perfect running partner. Then I chatted and drank gatorade for a little bit too long so when it came time to do my extra five miles I wasn't motivated and my legs had tightened up just enough to convince me it would be easier to walk. So I walked the last five. Better than nothing but not ideal, for sure.

Sunday the weather was awful so I didn't get any exercise in, not even my situps/squats. I am such a wimp!

Monday I went for a 5K run around the neighborhood. I really don't know why I don't do this more often. It's just hilly enough to be a challenge but not enough to make me have to walk. I think it's a good training place for me and I'm pretty sure doing these loops were what helped me run so well at the PDR last summer. I'm going to try to do more of this between now and Baltimore, and maybe even longer.

Now, if I can make myself do it BEFORE work, it would be ideal!

This week shows 13 for Philly Fit and 10 for Balitmore so I'm sure I'll do the 13 with the group. It should be a tough run - starting and ending on the loop with the easy river trail in the middle.

Calorie counting is a pain in the neck but I think it's helping.