Alright! So everybody, it’s check in time. March has started, and hopefully everybody is at least trying to reach their goals…and I’ll start with how poorly I’m doing, so you guys don’t need to feel bad for slacking, if you are.
How am I doing? Well, I went running twice this week. I ran a 1.5 miles to Boot Camp class on Monday, which I did manage to do in about 15 minutes, my goal pace, but not for a long distance. I ran Wednesday morning with my friend from college, and managed to cover a little over 5 miles, but since she is getting over bronchitis, we ran/walked for most of it, which is great for my endurance for 10-miler training, but not necessarily for pacing. I also skipped my usual Tuesday run with my hockey teammate. I would give myself a B- for effort this week.
On the bright side, I did go to Boot Camp class, where I am developing things like my hip muscles so I can be a stronger, more balanced, runner. I also did yoga on Wednesday and plan to hit a yoga class today, and have already scheduled a 6+ mile run, hopefully at a pretty good clip, for tomorrow.
The most important thing that I did was pull out my heart rate monitor and wear it for my run on Wednesday. My HRM measures both my heart rate and my time spent exercising. I’m hoping to actually start using it for speed training in the future, but a key part is to get into the habit of wearing it, and checking my watch to keep my time in check.
How is everybody else doing? Check in, even if you aren’t even close to meeting your goal!