It feels so good to get back to long-workout weekends! Although I’m trying to develop a weight-lifting habit with the Intro to Iron Pumping Challenge, I really am a cardio queen at heart.
My foot was feeling a lot better today, so I decided to test out my new shoes and orthotics (I wear Spenco insoles for my knee issues). I haven’t bought new shoes since marathon training began and had over 500 miles on my old sneakers!
These new shoes aren’t really “new” as I’ve bought Brooks Summons three times in a row – I don’t mess with something when it works!
I did 3.0 miles outside (my first outdoor run and my second run period since the marathon) and achieved a negative split:
- Distance: 3.0 miles
- Duration: 27:40
- Mile 1: 9:29
- Mile 2: 9:20
- Mile 3: 8:52
I felt AMAZING. My foot didn’t hurt, either! Hopefully, the pain doesn’t creep up on me later today.
It was a really satisfying run. I came home and crashed on my yoga mat:
And I iced my knees and foot.
I made two mini whole wheat bagel sandwiches with Morningstar fake sausages and egg whites. Plus an orange.
And then I was off for my second workout… a bike ride! I really need to start preparing for March’s triathlon (a 25-mile ride) and May’s Century in Napa Valley (a 100-mile ride).
My bike was FINALLY ready at the shop. I had to replace the chain ring and get a general tune-up.
I love gear! So does James. 🙂
I also replaced the bike tape… a pink-er pink than before!
I did a straight back-and-forth ride out on a deserted highway near the Orlando International Airport. I’m working really hard on maintaining a consistent, quick pace, but I think I need to get clip-in shoes and pedals to really go much faster. I struggle to maintain 15 mph!
- Distance: 13.83 miles
- Duration: 57:47
- Average Pace: 14.4
- Best pace: 20.4 (downhill, obviously)
I’m off to rummage up a protein-rich recovery snack, clean the house, and then we’re meeting up with our friends Lisette and Danny for an evening out. I can’t wait!