Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Tuesday’s Workouts

I did a 45 minute elliptical training session during my lunch, just needed to get away from my desk due to some pushy people and e-mails that were starting to really tick me off…I could’ve smacked some people yesterday with their attitudes and things they were doing.

After work I had to run errands to the library and post office but then was out the door to run. Plan was 9 miles, which I did, with 10 x 100 meter strides. Well, the temps were 9 or so with some windchill effect in there as well. A bit chilly. I was 6 miles into the run when I attempted my first stride, down a slight incline, so it did help, but with the extra clothes and the fact that my left hamstring is making itself known, I didn’t push as hard as I could’ve on it, and I don’t know that I actually hit 100 meters either as I was making guesstimates on the distance since I can’t read my Garmin in the dark (and by 6 pm it was dark!). I managed the 10, but none of them were very fast and finished at somewhat over 8 miles which I wrapped up with an easy cool down to home. Time was 1:22 and some odd seconds and a 9:07 average pace. I’m getting tired of this being so tired by the end of runs though and the cold messing with my strides. I’m starting to wonder/question if these are doing me any good?

Anyway, suppose I should get to doing some work. The one good benefit of yesterday’s workout though is that I managed to drop the 2 pounds I seemed to have gained over the weekend again…9 miles and the elliptical at noon seem to go well for that!! Now to drop a bit more and manage to keep it all off!! Although that might be hard since I might treat myself to bad for me things tonight...wallow in self pity over having to deal with that most stupid of all holidays. Why can't we skip the Feb 14 one and go right to the March 17 one??


Full Metal Lunchbox said...

Good work on the outdoor strides!  I know the cold is tiring you out, but I think you must be accomplishing a lot of good.  Keep it up!

Firefly's Running said...

Nice job on the run today. I really wish it was not so cold out too. I am so for the March 17th holiday...oh I wish I was not working that night. :(

WADDLER26.2 said...

Just found your blog-nice job on some good workouts!