Monday, August 2, 2010

Time Trial Eve

Just took 4 days off.  I didn't plan on it.  Thank you rain!  I planned on running yesterday afternoon when I thought it would cool down to the high 80's, but a rainstorm thought it was a better idea for me to stay in and watch a downpour with lightning.

I officially signed up for the Five and Dime training program through Track Shack on Saturday.  Their time trial is tomorrow afternoon.  The way it was before, the groups are divided by your mile time.  The slowest pace group is 8 minute pace and higher, the middle group is 6 to 8 minute pace, and the fastest pace group is 6 minute pace and under.  I hope I have enough speed under my belt to make the fast group, but if I run in the middle group, all is not lost.  I will take what I earn and improve either way.  If I don't make the fast group tomorrow, I guarantee that I will make it the next session.

Today's workout was a 5 mile run.  I jogged 1 mile for a warmup around 12 minute pace.  I didn't stop and stretch, but instead went straight into a 3 mile tempo run for the core portion of my workout.  I walked about a tenth of a mile at the end.  I felt like my head was going to pop from the heat.  My chest and head were so freakin' hot.  Well, I finished up with a slow mile around 10 minute pace for a cooldown.

Oh yeah, I also started the 100pushups program yesterday.  I started on Week 3 Day 1.  I had to do 5 sets of pushups with 60 seconds rest between sets.  Each set was as follows:

Max out (20 minimum)

I did all the sets except the last one.  I got down in a prone position on the floor and couldn't muster 1 more pushup.  My triceps were complete mush.  So much for a minimum of 20 more.  I think I am going to do Day 1 over again... maybe on Wednesday, since I have to do my mile time trial tomorrow.  Good luck to me!


Mark said...

Good luck! Hope you make the group you're wanting.

Johann said...

Good luck with the time trial and the pushups! Running in the heat is really no fun at all.