Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Repeats, Daily Yoga Challenge, and getting up at 5:00 am

Morning workout - 30 second repeats

half mile warm up
1 mile run
20 minutes of 30 second repeats
10 minutes of doing something I can't really explain
half mile cool down


It was good getting back into some running and it was nice to not have to plan it or follow a plan. I do like running in the morning so much more because it doesn't really register what I'm doing and I can run a bit faster. Getting up at 4:55 am is tough. I can't do it on my own, I have to have a plan to meet someone because otherwise, I'll just be like, eh, I'll do it later. But then later sucks, so I wish I would just do it anyway. That is my dilemma. 

I actually have no idea how far I ran, but I listed 3 mile on daily mile because I think that's probably about right. I ran 523 miles last year!!! I don't think I'll run that much this year, but I'd like to just get faster. I'm focusing on short distances, 10k is the longest race I will do, and I'm focusing on getting faster. That is my goal. I do not know how much faster, but that's what I'm doing. I'm also focusing on just liking running again and not necessarily following a regimented plan. 


Yoga Journal is doing a 21 day yoga challenge. They send an email every day and it has a yoga video, usually about 15 minutes, a meditation and a recipe for a vegetarian meal. I have not done today's video yet, I'll do that at lunch. 

If you want to sign up, go to 21 day challenge
Yesterday's video was pretty basic but it was nice just to focus on breath with movement 

I'll report back on how it goes each day

1 comment:

  1. Glad you survived the run! I got your back and will do the thinking for you...unless I specifically tell you to catch your times, etc. It is important to keep running in a format that you enjoy, even when effort is involved. I think too many runners become seduced by half marathon+ and applaud your 10k and under efforts. I can't wait until next year when I drop my mileage back down...then get fast. Going to be AWESOME! Thanks for heads up on the 21 day challenge...will check it out. Oh...and let me know when you are ready to get back on your bike. :)