Archive for May 22nd, 2013
My question in the Diet Blogs & Journal Help Forums on not being able to comment on blogs.
The endless rain cleared up, the wind died out, and a high tide with waves breaking on the beach made for the kind of evening a girl just wants to go out and run in and that’s what I did!
I had a great little fat burning walk/run. Actually, walk/sprint is more like it. 3 miles of heart thumping, leg burning sprints with very brief recovery walks in between. This is some serious cardio and what I like about it is that this shit will melt the pounds off quicker than a constant paced 5 miler. I try to get my garmin to read out a pace of at least 8:30 min. mile during the sprints. One sprint reached an 8:01 min. mile pace! And several were into the 9’s. Very ‘okay fine’ by me. I was thinking last night of how good my hamstring is compared to when I was dragging my leg around and it felt like it belonged on a corpse. Now I feel amazing. Going for a run has always been something I’ve done along with my other activities, but now @ age 54 I’m gobbling up info on tempo runs, long run pace, fartlek, speed drills,etc. Why now? Who cares! I’m loving it and that’s all. I’m going to love it even better as more weight drops off and I run even faster. Ultimately I’m hoping to run consistently at a 9 min mile pace.
The sprints will really speed up my normal long run pace a lot. I’ve done this before and, trust me, being 20 pounds heavier is NOT where I ever want to be again. I keep wondering how it will feel to run with 40 pounds off of my carcass. I picked up 2 twenty pound dumbbells and tried running across the yard with them. Then I dropped them and ran. What a difference. Try this and tell me it doesn’t put a bug in the butt to keep eating clean and working out with a vengeance and feeling damn proud of yourself!
It’s a strength day for me. Gonna give the upper-body a little dumbbell therapy!