Mal and I have officially reached Week 9 of marathon training. Nine weeks is a long time, but we still have nearly fourteen weeks to go. My life: run, eat, repeat.
Today’s workout, Track Workout 4, was done outside at a track. Crazy, right?
The last time that I did Track Workout 4, I totally messed it up. I only did 6 x’s 400 (instead of 8) and added a recovery lap in between, which extended the workout and really made me tired. So, today, I made it a point to do Track Workout 4 the right way.
This afternoon, I met Mal at the track for our workout. We warmed up together, but then he took off at lightening fast speed and did a different “intermediate” workout that our TNT coach suggested.
Track Workout 4
2 lap warm up, 8 x’s 400, 6 lap cool down
After warming up, I tried to keep my pace around 9:00 for each of the 400’s– some were faster, some were slower. After each 400, I stopped and walked just long enough to catch my breath. On the 6 lap cool down, I trucked along around 9:15 or so. By the end of the workout, I was tired, but not that tired. Should I have run faster on the 400’s? I’m suppose to run my (goal) marathon pace, right?
Murphy’s long walk was cut a little bit short today, so when I got home from the track, I took him out for a quick jaunt around the block. While I was gone, Mal got a head-start on dinner.
He made pasta with butter and grated Parmesan and leftover green beans and garlic bread (Oatmeal Bread + Garlic Gold + butter) on the side. I really enjoyed tonight’s dinner, especially since I didn’t have to cook it!
Fia Salon Giveaway
Thanks to everyone who entered this morning’s giveaway to win $125 toward any salon or spa services at Fia Salon & Spa! Here’s your winner: 69!
69. Liz — October 12, 2010 @ 11:35 am
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I just popped some Apple Crisp in the oven. Mal and I both agreed that we needed dessert tonight!