Wednesday, August 27, 2008

A Good Running Week!

So far a good week for running!!!

Monday was a running day off. However, my husband and I restarted the one hundred pushups program. We did the test on Sunday and this time I am starting with the middle column since I managed 10 pushups.

Tuesday I was up early for a tempo run. What a great 4 miler where I ran each successive mile faster than the previous. My splits:

Mile 1 - 11:35 min
Mile 2 - 11:06 min
Mile 3 - 10:44 min
Mile 4 - 10:11 min

It was a great run!

Today I got in 7.1 miles in 1:24:19 - the fastest 7 miler in a long time. I didn't set out to go fast. I ran comfortably, in spite of the near 100% humidity and no wind this morning. My legs felt great, I think, after a nice rolling with "The Stick" last night. I took the time to massage and roll both legs and feet. And this morning, I felt like I could fly. I am definitely going to do that again tonight after I do my pushups!!

Oh, and one more change this week. I have modified my morning protein shake with some adders, compliments of my sister. In addition to the scoop of protein and banana (mixed with rice milk), I now add: baby spinach, cucumber, avocado and carrot juice! It looks terrible but it tastes rather good. Now I am getting my veggies for breakfast! :-)


Susan said...

Veggies for breakfast: excellent!

Tammy said...

Veggies rock for breakfast, and I love the shake.

IrishBlue said...

The shake sounds pretty scary, but I'll take your word for it. ;-)

Sounds like you've had some excellent runs.

Rural Runner E said...

I should probably start up my own 100 push up program. One question, how do you stand the protein shakes? I have yet to find one that tasted good without that gritty after-taste.

Petraruns said...

Wow that is a hardcore shake but I bet it makes you feel good! I'm going to give it a try..