If It Doesn't Challenge You….

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If It Doesn't Challenge You...I would not say that I’m stuck in a rut, but I’m looking for a little bit more of a schedule for running.Right now, depending on the day I just go what I feel like I can. Most of the time it’s between 3 and 4 miles with a long run on the weekends. I look at my goals for 5k’s and it seems to be “break 26 minutes” (yes I know, I BARELY broke 28 at my only timed 5k so far…) but since then I’ve really picked up running and trying out new things.

Realistically I think my goal for this weekend is 26:30. It is a VERY small race (50 people including walkers) so there will not be a lot of people to pace with and I have no idea what it will be like. I probably shouldn’t set any goal, but whatever! I’ve been looking at training plans to break a 25 minute 5k in 8 weeks. I’m contemplating starting one to give me something to work towards until my half marathon training starts.

Tonight I hit up the gym and decided to run a bit and lift some weights. I set up the treadmill to do a hill workout. Honestly I didn’t really feel like it gave me a workout like running up an actual hill would, but it is the first time I used it so I didn’t push it too much. I was pleased with my time at the 5k mark at 25:28! Ultimately I stopped at 3.5 miles but it started a cool down so I turned it off. I wasn’t ready to cool off yet!

I don’t lift often (I really need to get better at it) but the cybex machines and I had some fun.

Leg Press: 130lbs, 3×10
Leg Extension: 70lbs, 3×10
Prone Leg Curl: 50lbs, 3×10
Abdominal: 50lbs, 3×10

Honestly, I might feel the legs part tomorrow. That’s all for now folks!

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