Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Sore Butt Tuesday

I feel kind of funny calling these things daily updates because realistically they are never going to be daily. Anyway, this is what's been going on.

Whew, my behind is sore today from lifting weights. I did a couple of different moves yesterday- lunges in particular- that left me pretty tight and tired.

Luckily that didn't negatively affect my run this morning. I did 4 miles with 3x800m intervals at 7:54 min/mile, 7:28 min/mile, and 8:35 min/mile. While this is an easy pace for many of you out there, I was quite happy with my speed. I decided to look back in my training long, and about this time last summer I was running 800m at slower than 8min/mile pace on the track. The ones today were done on my regular running route.

It gave me a nice boost because sometimes I feel like I neeeever improve. The truth is I have gotten faster in the last two years, but I haven't made a lot of progress because I haven't been consistent. I go through periods when I do a lot of speed work and periods when I do none, and that doesn't get you results- at least not very quickly. So hopefully this discovery will motivate me to keep up with the interval and tempo work even when I'm not really feeling it.

Not much exciting here. I have a great (scary) picture for you of my lunch from Friday. It involves salad... and scrambled egg... mixed together. It was truly something out of a Lovecraft novel.

Nothing super exciting right now. I really bombed Bible Trivia last night, so I think I'm going to try to find a Bible Fact of the Day site so I can brush up on "Old Farts of the Old Testament."