5 X 800m

Mastermind Weekend 1/16

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Yowsahs! That was a killer workout! I didn’t expect 800’s to be so challenging. It seems like a nice, friendly distance until you’re giving it your all on repeats and then it seems like it’s never, ever going to end! Friends, don’t let those 800’s trick you!


This afternoon, I hit the hotel gym to do my second CFE half marathon training workout, which was 5 X 800m, and, boy, did it kick my butt. I actually stopped to rest for a few seconds on the fourth 800m because I just couldn’t keep going. But, I didn’t let myself stop on the 5th one, so that was awesome. I mean, I was almost done with the workout at that point!

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Here’s how the 5 X 800m went down on the treadmill:


I’m telling ya it was a tough one! I thought it was even more difficult than Monday’s super fast interval workout! FYI: The entire workout, including the 10-minute warm-up, took 45 minutes and covered approximately 4.5 miles.


After my workout, I grabbed a quick snack from a café across the street from my hotel: Fage Greek yogurt and a banana. Dinner isn’t until 8:00 tonight, so I definitely need a little something to hold me over until then.

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And, because I’m weirdly obsessed with hotels, here are a few pics of my room:

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I love the art!

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And the stand-up glass shower. I want one of these in my house!

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And, of course, fancy bath products are always fun!

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Off to meet Theodora for a cocktail!



  1. Cool hotel room! Someone once told me to always look under the bed in hotels. I started doing that and found 2 cases of beer! It’s one of the first things I do now and have always found something(good and really bad). Have fun tonight!

  2. That’s one of my favorite things about traveling: that moment when you open the door to your hotel room and you see it for the first time! Simply pleasures in life like this and new underwear make me smile 🙂 I hope you’re having fun in NYC – I miss it!

  3. I have been thinking about doing the CFE stuff. And your right 800’s seem easy when looking at them on a piece of paper…. wonder what it feels like in real life?

  4. I love hotel gyms! I always feel more motivated and want to work out when traveling because a new gym sort of freshens up the norm! The bathroom of the hotel is gorgeous too, everything looks so nice!

  5. 800’s never seemed like a friendly distance to me! I remember dreeeeading them when they’d be on my HS Cross Country training schedule.

    It does look like a pretty hotel! Enjoy!

  6. Great job on the 800s!

    I think I’ve stayed there before – Sofitel? If not, looks just like their bathrooms…it’s a nice hotel! Love it there. Have fun in NYC!

  7. Can you please share the name of some of the hotels you like in NYC? My DH and I are planning a trip in the spring and would love some recommendations. Your photos look awesome. Hope you enjoy your trip 🙂

  8. Glad I’m not the only one who takes pictures of hotel rooms! My husband always gives me disgusted look when I whip out the camera as I head into the hotel bathroom! 😀

  9. I heard you were getting some comments about how your blog is changing with CrossFit posts and whatnot, but you know what..I don’t even CrossFit and I’m so much more interested in your blog now. I guess it’s because I lift weights too. Anyways, I hope this –your new topics/posts–sticks 🙂 I’m so tempted to try CrossFit now

  10. What a gorgeous hotel room!! I also love the awesome bathroom goodies. That gym was amazing! Good job on your 800’s. So is that .50 miles each 800m?

  11. I love the yellow walls! It makes the room look so inviting. And you’re right, nothing beats fancy hotel bath products. Thats the best part about going to a hotel!

  12. I love these new interval workouts! Now I don’t dread the treadmill so much when I am forced to bring my runs indoors. I did the first one and I couldnt believe my legs kept up with the 9.5 mph pace! But, the 800’s were even worse! Looking forward to more of these 🙂

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