Hello dear fellow runners,
today was a training day in several aspects and now I'm absolutely knackered but happily sitting on the couch
Here are my "workouts" from today:
1) I woke up at 4 a.m. after only 4 hours of sleep and simply couldn't sleep any longer. I was absolutely fine with this until 10 a.m, but then my challenge for today was to stay awake until I had time for a short siesta in the afternoon.
Workout 1: Keep those eyes open!
2) Swedish endurance training: We went to IKEA this morning to have breakfast and to shop some smaller stuff. Great idea on a Saturday morning. Really a great idea. Especially at the end of a month which means people are moving houses and need new furniture. A lot of kids were there with their parents and even more slightly aggressive pregnant women shopping the last things they needed for their new family member. Everytime we go to IKEA it's so full of moms-to-be so my BF and I made up a game: We count all the "time bombs" as we call them in jest. In the end, I survived our visit at IKEA and didn't freak out or scream at anyone. I had to return a broken frying pan, get a new quite heavy one and another ligther one for my parents... so I ran around the shop with some powerful weapons I'm proud of me because I felt sometimes to do so By the way, this shopping trip only took us four hours. Note to myself: Go never again to IKEA on the first or last Saturday of a month.
Workout 2: Keep calm and don't hurt anyone!
3) I tried the Speed podcast for the first time tonight and it went really well. The hardest part for me was the 5 minute run at 155 bpm. The recovery runs at 150 bpm were hard as I struggled not to start walking but the intervalls were surprisingly easy. I couldn't have run at that speed for much longer than the 60 seconds but was fine during the 60 seconds.
Workout 3: Go, go, go!
A question to those of you who use the speed podcast on a regular basis:
Does it substitute one of your three runs a week?
I'm asking this as Laura says in week 9 that one should run three times a week for 30 minutes to maintain the fitness we worked for so hard. So: Is it ok to run two times 30 minutes or longer and one time the shorter speed podcast or do you not recommend to fit in such a short run every week. I absolutely don't want to lose any fitness...
Thanks for reading!
Happy running to everyone!