Yesterday I finished up day 3 of BBBC. On the schedule was 40-45 minutes on cardio intervals and some core work. For my intervals I took shop on the treadmill and did a kind of ‘pyramid’ interval workout:
- 1 min at 4.0 (fast walking)
- 1 min at 5.0 (12/mile jog)
- 2 min at 7.0 (8:30/mile run)
- 1 min at 5.0
- 1 min at 4.0
- 1 min at 5.0
- 2 min at 7.0
…and so on for 45 minutes.
I then slowly walked for an additional 5 min to cool down before completing 3 rounds of a core circuit. By the end of my workout I was super sweaty.
That is my “I’m wiped” face. I promise not to make it anymore.
My legs are officially fried. I had a hot date with my foam-roller last night while catching up with my friend, Katie, on the phone. They are still really, really sore today from Tuesday’s lower leg circuits. I’m actually surprised at how sore I am. The circuits were challenging, but I didn’t feel like my legs were going to fall off at the time. Now they do. Needless to say, my legs are not looking forward to today’s workout.
I think that this is the last thing that I have to catch you up on. This year’s Peachtree 10K! As you may remember, I did it with my friend, Allison, last year. Well this year the our hubby’s wanted to get in on it, so the 4 of us ran it together! (please excuse all of our extremely sleepy faces)
Oh yes, this year we were a bit more festive and I made tie-dye shirts for all of us! Let me tell you, the boys were SO excited about it…
The race wasn’t as hot as it was last year, but it was still hot, no doubt. I didn’t run it as well as I had hoped to and I actually walked a lot more than I wanted to (up a couple of the big hills). At the time I didn’t care, but afterwards I was really disappointed in myself. I finished with a time of 1:15:10. Tony stuck with me the whole race, but he was a little bummed that I walked so much as well.
At the end of the day I had fun and am glad that I did it, but I just wish I would have either owned the walking and or sucked it up and ran. I guess there is always next year, right?
Oh, and Allison and I weren’t the only ones rocking tu-tu’s and tie-dye. Checkout Sloane.
I know, she is outta control cute!
After the race we hung around Piedmont Park for a bit before walking back to Allison and Jamie’s for a celebratory bloody!
We were able to walk to the starting line from our house (about a 1 mile walk) and then walk to Allison and Jamie’s from the finish line (about a 1.5 mile walk). Pretty awesome!
Definitely looking forward to next year! I love running a race on holidays, it means that the rest of the calories you consume that day don’t count, right?
Do you like to run/race on holidays, or do you prefer to take the day off to relax?