One thing we do not share when it comes to running is the music we listen to. In fact, I rarely can listen to my husband's playlist for longer than 2 minutes before I want to smash a window or tear my hear out. His playlist consists of such bands as:
Rage Against The Machine
Puddle of Mud
It is music that gets him revved up and ready to rock his workouts. It usually does the opposite for me. But yesterday when he got home, I grabbed the iPod that we share and I hit the road for my 6 mile run. I knew I didn't have long since we had to make it to a party later so I was too lazy to change the playlist. I'm not always one that listens to music anyway so I thought I'd just give his music a try. Instead of draining me like it usually does, I actually felt tough and focused!
I ended up with what I felt was a great run! Granted this was a recovery week so I had some extra energy and wasn't as fatigued as I might have been with a harder week of training.
6.21 miles in 47:15
7:37 average pace
mile 4 @ sub 7 pace
I might listen to "Manly" Raging Music more often. Or Not.
This week I start Build 1 Phase of my training plan so things get harder. The focus for this phase is:
To continue to increase aerobic capacity and endurance; increase fatigue resistance @ 3,000 pace and 10k pace.
Tues: 7 miles @ base pace
Wed: Dynamic stretching, 1.5 mile warm up, 8 x 400m @ 3,000 pace (shooting for 6:05 pace), 3 min active recovery and then 1.5 mile cool down
Thurs: spin class and 20-50 min recovery pace run. Resistance workout, weights
Fri: Dynamic stretching, 1.5 mile warm up@ recovery, 2 x1 mile repeats @ 10k pace (shooting for 6:39) 1.5 mile cool down
Sat: 2-6 miles active recovery and resistance workout
Sun: 12 miles @ base pace
My mantra will be the same as it was on Friday:
"It's Gotta Get Harder Before It Can Get Easier!"
I'll leave you with a picture or two from last night. Let's just say that today I'm dragging. I'm really needing some sort of a boost to make my 9 mile run happen today.
I love this man!
Happy Valentine's Weekend!