"It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change."
After my not so great run last Monday, the rest of the week was really good. First of all, I now have a treadmill. A friend sold it to me for a very good price and I'm super excited. I have the best set-up...check it out!
It's in the sun room (still under construction), which allows me to feel like I'm outside. When I open the windows, I feel a nice breeze. Perfect!
So many things have gone right this week with my training. I'm really enjoying running by time instead of Kms. For some reason, I don't find myself stressing about how many Kms I still have to go. I know exactly for how long I will be running and it makes it easier for me to plan my runs. This week, I started my plyometrics/abs/strength workout, which I'll be doing once a week (explains the fiery quads). I also got out on my bike once and the weather was perfect. We had a really great week weather-wise.
For today's run, I ended up doing 10K, as the plan was 70 minutes at LSD pace. Should be 7:25min/km, but was 7:04min/km (not so far off)...I took a gel before starting and I know it helped keep me from fading. The whole run felt really good. Speaking of gels, I tasted the banana/strawberry Gu and I really liked it a lot. Finally, the Fort is now open, which means a bathroom and fresh water at the half-way point. Yay!
I need to start taking pictures again when I go for runs or bike rides, I've been forgetting the camera. Today, despite the achy quads, I often had a smile on my face as I was running. It has been a while since I've felt so good out there...what a great feeling! The quads feel tight, but strong...it's a good ache :)