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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Obnoxious Run - Broken Routine


I wore my new running tank top last night. I discovered that my pink shorts matched the pink in the top perfectly. Paired together I think this top and these shorts create the brightest, most obnoxious running outfit I own. I love it!

The rest of the run was obnoxious but not in a good way. You'd think that my adrenaline over finding out I got a PR in my 5K on Saturday would carry over into a good 5 mile run after work. Not so much. I started out WAY too fast for an easy run and ended up having to walk twice. Once downhill!

On the plus side, I still averaged just over 10:00 minutes per mile which I suppose is what I should be aiming for on my easy runs anyway.


Part of my problem is that my abdominal muscles started to hurt. I missed both Pilates work outs last week. Actually, to be honest, I never got around to signing up for it for this session of classes. I thought I'd just do some stability ball work at home, but I just haven't had the chance. The reason I missed class (and sign-ups!) last week was because on Tuesday I had a professional association awards dinner after work and then on Thursday evening we had free tickets to see a performance of Fiddler on the Roof.

Even if I had signed up for Pilates for this session, I'd be more than likely missing it both nights this week, too. For our wedding anniversary I told Jason I wanted archery lessons. There's a place just up the street from us that does them on weeknights. He's supposed to call today to see if we can get in a lesson tonight. And then Thursday evening I have the end-of-the-year faculty/staff picnic for work.

I find it hard to believe that my ab strength could be diminishing already, but I'm pretty sure that after two weeks of no core work I'm going to be feeling it for sure. I've been so good about making my workouts a priority, but these two weeks have really thrown me off my cross-training and strength-training game. Hopefully all these extracurricular things will calm down soon and I can get back to my regularly schedule routine.


Monday night's stats

Route:--Elev. Avg:628 ft
Location:Forest Park, ILElev. Gain:+0 ft
Date:06/15/09Up/Downhill: [+91/-91]
Time:06:42 PMDifficulty:2.4 / 5.0
Weather:Mostly Cloudy
 76 F temp; 38% humidity
 76 F heat index; winds E 12

Distance: 5.00 miles
Speed:6.0 mph
Pace:10' 05 /mi
Elevation (ft)
Pace (min/mile)
MilePace (min/mile)Speed (mph)Elevation
actual+/- avgactual+/- avg
19' 36-0' 296.2+0.3+3 ft
29' 40-0' 256.2+0.2+10 ft
310' 08+0' 035.9-0.00 ft
410' 34+0' 295.7-0.3-10 ft
510' 19+0' 145.8-0.1-3 ft
end10' 00-0' 056.0+0.00 ft
Versus average of 10' 05 min/mile

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LA said...

Love the tank top!

Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point said...

haha i like your "obnoxious outfit"!

for the burger, no real recipe! i just smashed about 1/2 a sweet potato with 1/2 cup of drainaed black beans, patted the patty with flax, and baked it. :) its good though!

kristen said...

So cool about the PR. I just found out. So, you were down for no reason -- we should both probably remember this and not waste all that negative energy next time we have a bad race. Congratulations. That's so awesome.

Lindsay said...

Welcome to my world!! I live off that most annoying outfit ever game!! :-)

kilax said...

I love your "obnoxious" outfit. It's good to have an outfit like that that will make you stand out in a race, in case anyone there is looking for you! I was so happy I wore green at the half!

I hope you can get back to your core training soon! I truly believe that it is something that slips away right away. I only think that because if I don't do the Shred for awhile (uh *cough cough* when was the last time I did it?) the ab portion KILLS me the next time! Okay, ALL of the portions kill.

Have fun at archery tonight!

Bayjb said...

I love that new running outfit. Loud and obnixious is great, especially when running in the evening.

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