Friday, September 2, 2011

“If you even dream of beating me you’d better wake up and apologize.” ~ Muhammad Ali

Spartan Shape-Up, Day 44:

Run Day, today... Yeehaw! It was also the last thing standing between me and Rest Day. That was apparent to me during this particular run. Didn't feel quite as springy as I have been, although I'm also attributing that to the reappearance of the heat. I am really not a lover of the heat, and it just feels so much harder to breathe when it's hot. Although, I am noticing that during my runs, even when I'm fatigued and pushing, my breathing is steady and regular. I'm not panting, or anything like that. I feel like that, health-wise, is huge, as well as a significant improvement for me. 8 weeks ago, I couldn't even think of running 30 minutes, much less 3 minutes.

Today, I'm happy to report that I kept pushing the line, ever so slightly, and upped today's run to 31 minutes.  I think I went about 2.72 miles, making my average mile time: 11.40 min.  I think I'm going to try keeping a little better track of my mileage now. To this point, I've been mostly concerned with getting to a 30 minute run. Now I'm going to try to keep edging up the time run, as well as keeping track of my pace. Can't have too much data... and thanks to the wonders of modern technology, it isn't really too much effort to push a button on the phone to start tracking!

I'm happy with that run today. Another notch up the ladder!

I'll tell ya, though... I'm SO excited to have a Rest Day tomorrow. Like, do nothing. I think my body is cool with that. haha... Sleep in, and chill. And eat protein. Holy crap do I crave protein lately. (Muscle building? woot!)

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