It’s been a weird couple of days. I drove to Sioux Falls from Minneapolis and back yesterday. The one way trip is about 4.5 hours… fancy math boop beep boop…yup, 9 hours total in the car yesterday with a few hours of working in Sioux Falls in the middle = one loooong day with very little physical activity. I think my fitbit was something like 2,000 steps. For the entire day.
So I missed my workout yesterday and needed to make it up today. Luckily, my sons’ lacrosse practice is held in the middle of a running track at a school. I’ve actually never done a workout on a track before so I thought I’d give it a shot. Turns out it isn’t too bad. Not super exciting since it’s just circles but it was a great way to get some fresh air while my guys were at practice anyway.
Bummer is MapMyRun does not like it when you run in small areas at all. Here is what MapMyRun thinks I did today:
This is what I actually did today. Yay for running a backup app to track the track workout! I was just disappointed because I was really looking forward to seeing how my splits actually came out. I think I might have been a smidge faster so let’s just say that’s how it went down since there’s no evidence to prove the contrary. 😉
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Took this video after running 7.5 miles yesterday! No more build up or base building! Time to get started on actual marathon training! I’m so happy to start my first speed work session on Tuesday. Six months ago I decided to run a marathon and have been working on increasing my time in the sneakers. Seven weeks ago I picked up the Gipis training plan for my marathon. I chose it because it is really customized with realistic goals, which I like. You plug in info about you and current level of fitness with your goal distance and race date. It gives you an estimated finish time and training plan to get there. Mine estimates I can finish in about 4 hours and 30 minutes (which was my super stretch goal) if I stick to the plan. So far so good – I haven’t missed a single one.
Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there! My boys have been spoiling me all day with brunch and gifts. 🙂 Love them so much.
Fun flashback from Timehop – today two years ago I ran my first race ever.
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