Gerd mernin! It's Wednesday, whoa! This week is a flyin- I love when that happens! Especially since we've got a three day weekend on the horizon. Oh yeahs! Huge thank you to everyone who participated in the ROAM Travel Pak Give Away last week. Two lucky ladies won their very own Travel Pak, Ashlee and Mandie check your email!
Tuesday evening, I got in my week six speed training. Speed training during the intermediate plan alternates between increasing 400 5k pace laps and a tempo run. This week, I worked up to a 40 minute Tempo Run and good gravy ya'll this was challenging. Probably because I went and opened my big jabber jaws about how half training this go around hasn't been all that difficult. Touche 40 Minute Tempo Run. The max timed tempo run to complete during intermediate half training is a 45 minute run. Fortunately, I get one more round with the 40 minute tempo run before increasing to 45. Next go around I know the run will be easier. Thank you sweet baby J! About 25 minutes into this run all I could think about was SNAP I have to run 15 more minutes, how will I ever make it 20 more minutes!? These speed training runs take a lot of self coaching for me to complete. Speed training should be difficult, it's the only way to increase overall speed! I'm so glad other people can't hear what I think to myself while busting it on the treadmill. The internal talk is crazy laday to a ten!
I've been eating some really boring stuff as of late. I haven't been very creative, but I can tell my methods are working. I'm very much looking forward to weighing in on Sunday, September 1st. I don't think I've quite worked off all of my summer weight gain, however it took about three months to gain ten pounds so it will take time to work it all back off. Which rolls me into my next challenge, incorporating additional strength and HIIT training! Every day in September I'm going to complete Jillian's RIPPED in 30! A few of you have jumped on the band wagon, the more the merrier!
This morning, I busted out some old high waisted pants I haven't worn in awhile, and they were a little too big. That right there is worth busting it on the treadmill peeps! Hope you're having a wonderful week!