3 miles in 34:41 miles @ 11:39/mile
I hit the local Y at about 9ish this morning and got 3-miles done. It was quite an OK run. I am happy I am through with it but I feel like I still have some more to give. So, I thought, maybe I will go for a run later this evening. Nothing fancy - just another few more miles to log some mileage in. I am not training for a long race anytime soon, just a 5K coming up. I do have the 50-mile in June challenge going on, so, I will probably do 2 runs in a day at least once a week to rake in some miles. I do want to hit 50 miles before June actually ends - ideally a week before the last day of June.
After my run, I went and used the chest press machine, the pecs fly machine and one other one to work my shoulders. My upper body strength is a joke. So, because school is out and I actually have more time in the a.m., I am going to also incorporate strength training to build my core. I will start doing push-ups on a ball when I wake up and right before I go to bed. I will also start strength training my legs too.
I am planning to go at different times of the day this week to see if there is a day when the thermostat is set at a lower temperature. It was 70 when I stepped foot into the workout area and 71 when I was finished with my run. That's because sometimes it is on 68 and sometimes it is on 70s. Being the non-assertive, chickened scaredy cat I am, I really avoid asking for anything. But what's the worst that could happen right? I'd just get rejected. They aren't going to throw me out because I paid membership for it and I have been a good user of the gym. So, after this week, I'll go and ask them if they would either provide a fan or if it would be ok for me to provide a fan. That's what I will do. If not, it will be ok too. What doesn't kill me, will only make me stronger. :)
These are my morning thoughts during today's run/workout session. What about you? Is there something you should be doing to make you a stronger person or a better runner? Is there a goal that you know you should be doing but haven't been doing?
Have a good rest of the week. It will be a pretty fine one.