Snow, snow everywhere.
I think I'm going stir crazy.
Wednesday was my usual speedwork, which meant I was inside on the treadmill. This week I had 10x400. I did a mile warm-up, then ran the 400s at a 7:19 minute mile pace. My recovery jogs were done at a 9:10 pace. Total = 6 miles @ 8:21 pace.
I'm not positive why, but this workout especially left my legs fried. Wednesday night I kept getting cramps in my feet and my calves. (Has this ever happened to you? Was I dehydrated? More sodium/potassium? stretching?)
Good thing Thursday called for an easy 3 miler (also completed on the treadmill due to the dumping of snow we received.) After my run, I decided to do an ankle weight routine that I used to complete while in Physical Therapy for my hips a few years ago. I used a 7.5 lb weight. I did 4 sets of 15 reps on each side of my leg:
To make the workout more total-body I also did a set of 10 push ups between each 2 sets for a total of 40.
My little station at home.
It's been a day and a half since that and my obliques are still sore! You really don't realize how much you use your core in every move you do!
Please make sure I do these hip strengtheners more often!
and when I'm trying to make sure I do an easy run I put on some very chill jams....
Pandora introduced me to Matt Kearney. I'm digging him....
and my dinner that night.
Seriously, I am obsessed with adding dried cranberries and sunflower seeds to my salads these days. I have it a few times a week. The salad dressing is a Pomegrante Vinaigrette. SO good together.
I've got a short pace run to get done today (The race is 8 days away! It's all downhill from here!) but I've got quite a few clients this morning, so I'll have to try and squeeze it in this afternoon.
I hope you had a great Valentines Day!
Mini Red Velvet Cupcakes I made for my daughter's class, but school was cancelled due to snow.....Gotta find somebody to eat them.