Pilates moves for hips and butt
Needless to say, my legs were toast this morning. But I went for an easy 3 mile treadmill run anyway.
Honestly, I don't think I know what my "easy pace" is. I recently downloaded a half-marathon training plan from SmartCoach on runnersworld.com. It's a great tool- you should check it out! It takes one of your past race times and calculates what pace you should be training at for easy runs, long runs, etc. My plan includes song tempo runs and speedwork, and will hopefully get me a sub-1:51 finish come May. One thing that surprised me is that it says all of my easy runs and long runs should be run at a pace 10:10, which is kind of slow for me (I ran the majority of my long runs at about a 9:15 pace last year). So I'm not sure if this means that I'm faster than I think I am, or that I need to slow down some of my runs before I get injured. In the past I've never done much speedwork- I would always just try to run my normal routes faster than I had the week before. This is brand new territory for me!
Remember how I said I would buy my GPS watch after I met either my 10K or HM goal? Well, this little steal of a deal may have changed that:
|Garmin Forerunner 405|
If you want to score one too, Walmart has them on sale for $139 right now! I paid the extra $6 for expedited shipping so that I'll have it in time for our trip to California :)
I think this watch will be a helpful tool for reaching my race goals. I can't wait to try it out!
Do you try to incorporate some form of strength into your training?
Are you following a training plan right now?
Do you own a GPS watch?