I have discovered a great site for tracking your cardio. It’s called Breaking The Tape and I am obsessed! Not only can you input all your workouts and do bar graphs for the week, month, or year, but you can set it to automatically tweet your workouts! Awesome.
I went on a lovely 6 mile run today. This means I ran a 14.0 mile/week, which is a great improvement. I’m going to officially start training for my 15K in September next week, and I hope to get up to 20 miles/week ASAP.
I rocked the running skirt and knee sleeves today:
I do really like the knee tape, but when it’s 95 degrees outside and you’re sweating like a piggy, the tape comes off!
Before I left, I had Brazil Nut Butter and toast:
One thing that I’m getting frustrated with is my longer runs are REALLY slow. I ran 6.0 miles in 1:02 minutes on Thursday, and my first mile this morning took me 10:20. Of course, I think the heat is definitely a factor.
I need to remember that the focus right now is getting my mileage base back up. After 2.0 months (April to June) with basically no mileage, it’s a challenging just to gain my base back. Speed will come with time and I need to try not to focus so much it.
6.0 miles is 6.0 miles, whether you walk it or sprint it!
Here are my statistics:
- Duration: 1:00:09
- Distance: 6.0 miles
- Calories Burned: 480
I came home, stretched and iced the knees, and made a yummy bowl of oatmeal!
My oatmeal contained:
- 1/2 cup oatmeal
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 sliced banana
- Toppings: 1 tablespoon flax, 2 tablespoons coconut, and blueberries
Little spoons rule!
The Husband and I are off to the Farmers’ Market. We’re making a real effort to buy local produce after seeing Food Inc. It’s a sunny day outside so I think it’s going to wearing a hat! 🙂
Have a great day!