What are your favorite cross training things to do? Do you weight train? I know lots of people kick box and do hot yoga - both of which I don't have easy access to classes...
Oh yeah, why do I know hills suck? Cause the impromtu 5K I did this morning had big - mean - long ones. At least they seemed so to me. My friend's husband who ran the stinkin' 5K in just over 22 minutes - he's like - why does everyone think this is hilly? Eeeerrrrrgggggghhhh. whaaaaaattttttteeeeeeevvvvveeeeerrrr dude! I couldn't hit him cause they gave me a ride to this torture. I did my normal cheering to all those speedy folks that were coming back from the turning point - It's amazing how people look surprised that I am cheering them on. If I could run that fast, I would want someone to say WOOO WHOOO!!! A senior runner lady next to me said - how do you have energy to yell? I said, cause I walk! (smile) Huff,puff away. I guess I am just a sunny, crazy person out there! And I cheered everyone on! Anyone that looked like they were in pure pain - they got a wooo whooo- keep goin!"
Anyway - I did it in 35:52 - So, my plateau has been reached with my current training - 33-36 minutes for a easy-difficult 5K. My friend asked if I wanted to do another in 2 weeks with her and her sister. I declined, cause I said I was going into a new phase of training and it would be too soon to race. I have been researching my next phase and Matt Fitzgerald's Brain Training looks to be the winner. I am blending in a little Galloway for the long runs, but instead of doing bi-weekly long runs, I am going to do weekly long runs, but do them run/walk/run. I want to get stronger, but I do not want to get injured and ruin all of this base I have built.
Well my Maxi has a friend over and I promised a bonfire with some serious smore's action!