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Juneathon Day 28

My job asked me if I could switch my hours from 8am-4pm and come in instead from 7am-3pm. This has been the first week of getting up at 5:30am and that hour of sleep definitely makes a difference!

Yesterday I had my normal Thursday appointment after work and then my sister and I planned on going to the YMCA. I texted her before I got home and she asked if her boyfriend and one of her friends could come. It didn’t matter to me, but we had to pick them up.

Long story short, we didn’t end up getting to the YMCA until 6:20pm. Normally this wouldn’t matter, but when I have to go to bed now at 10:30pm, it does.

My sister and her clan went off and did their own thing. I lifted some weights (curls, kickbacks, squats, overhead presses). I used a body ball and a medicine for some core work. Then I did the Sci-Fit again for 12:00min of torture on my arms. Back to weights for a little while. Did the stair climber for 15min. More weights. And I finished with the bike for 4miles. I didn’t want to stay on anything for too long because I wanted to get upper and lower body worked.

We left at 8pm, got some Subway (I only ate half of my 6in sub. Not hungry), and arrived back home around 8:45. I ended up going to bed around 11pm and I can certainly tell this morning!

Juneathon Day 28: YMCA. 1hr 40min.

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Juneathon Days 24 and 25

Sunday I had to attend my cousins graduation party in Milwaukee so I just did some crunches and push-ups. Nothing thrilling.

I REALLY REALLY REALLY (really really really) want to PR my upcoming 5k. Basically anything under 26min. My plan is go just go all out. Run like I’m going to die and then keep running. So I figure I’m going to have to practice faster running. Today I attempted fartleks with much success.

My Nike+ watch has a feature where I can tap the screen and it makes a lap. I used this feature to time myself with my fartleks.

The plan today was 4miles. I ran the first mile regular, then sporadically ran the middle 2miles, and ran the last mile regular again. Here are my mile splits:

Mile 1: 9:11

Mile 2: 8:51

Mile 3: 8:39

Mile 4: 9:05

I rested for about 30secs between each fartlek. Comparing the first few intervals to the last ones, I did get faster:
First few:
0.19mi- 8:12pace
0.14mi- 8:03pace
0.15mi- 8:26pace
Last ones:
0.20mi- 8:00pace
0.29mi- 7:51pace (yay!)
0.22mi- 7:46pace

This was my first attempt at it and I felt AWESOME after. It was so great. Better than just straight running for 4 miles. Fartleks and some speed work will be in my future training.

Juneathon day 24: crunches and push-ups

Juneathon day 25: 4miles. 36:21

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Juneathon Days 20 and 21

Yesterday was a hectic day and I just did some crunches. That’s all. Lazy.

Today, however, I was able to run after work. The stars aligned and it was GLORIOUS!

The plan was 3miles, but I was feeling great, so I ran 4. I bought a new pair of shorts and some new tanks because Scheels was having a sale. Score. New clothes, amazing weather=great run.

Comparing today’s run with Tuesday’s run was like night and day. This run felt effortless (as effortless as running can get). I started off slow and pushed myself the last mile.

Mile 1: 9:02

Mile 2: 8:48

Mile 3: 8:46

Mile 4: 8:44

Fantastic run. I can’t say enough about it, everything was perfect.

Juneathon Day 20: 150 crunches/ab work.

Juneathon Day 21: 4.1mile run. 36:15

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