Training for the upcoming 10 Miler has been going well, although the weather this weekend sidetracked my plans a little. One thing that is definitely helping me stay on track is my training log. I record my workouts (time, distance and type) and make notes about conditions, how I was feeling, the effort I put in etc. Its been a good way to hold myself accountable and it will give me a good reference when I put my training plan together for September's half marathon. (Plan coming soon)
With exactly 6 days to go before the Acura 10 Miler I decided that I couldn't let the heat get in the way so I took my workouts (yes, plural) indoors today.
Lunch was a sweaty 45 minute spinning class taught by a colleague, who as I mentioned before, also happens to be an Iron Man. It was a great class!
After work I hit the gym again for a run on the treadmill. I did the first 5k with no incline and a gradual increase in speed, finishing the last few minutes at 6.7. Then I did another mile at an incline but a slower pace. It felt good to run and even though it was humid in the gym my breathing actual felt really improved over the last few weeks.
I am looking forward to the race but I do have my fingers crossed that the temperatures drop by Sunday. I have no time goal in mind, as this is my first 10 mile race, but I am hoping to feel strong and positive throughout the entire 16k.
Dinner tonight (after a 4k walk with the Boyfriend..yea, I like me some fitness on the hottest day of the year!) was a veggie burger topped with tomato, onion and mashed avacado and some baby carrots with garlic hummus. It took we a while to eat it but it was yummy when I finally did.
Dessert was some delicious frozen grapes..so refreshing!!
Tomorrow's workout is another indoor run but in order to do that I need to do 2 other things first, cool shower and sleep. G'night everyone!
So tell me, what do you use to keep yourself accountable with your workouts and nutrition plan? Workout buddy? Blog? Training log? Rewards?