86 Days until the Marathon
Today's weather: 81º
Today's humidity: 52%
Okay, I found one reason to go to the gym... It keeps me honest! I don't own any pace watches or any gadgets that tell me what my pace per mile is, so the best thing is to keep a certain pace at the gym. It's been a while! I forgot what it was like to get on a treadmill, the loud thudding of footsteps, the whirring of machines, the pumping music in the background.
Anyway, I did a quality run today, (or what I perceive to be quality since now I realize I probably run a lot slower outdoors). I completed 4 miles at 12 minutes per mile, then walked another quarter mile to cool down. Should have probably added another total mile, but since it was lunch time, I didn't want to get back to the office too late.
Heading to the gym from the office isn't too bad. It's a 10 minute walk, so if I have everything packed and ready I should be out for no more than 1.5 hours. (Thank goodness for flexible work schedules.) I found that I'm more disciplined this way. For some reason the past week I've been slacking off a bit. Monday I took off because I was still sore from the half. But by all accounts I should have done an easy 2 sessions Tuesday and Wednesday. (But I didn't because it was mid 90s and nasty humid.) I guess for lazy days it'll be the gym. So this week my 4x will be today, tomorrow, and the weekend... Hey whatever works right?!
How is your training going?