My weekends always take the same emotional roller coaster when it comes to how they feel long at the beginning of the weekend and very short at the end! It's hard to explain exactly so I made a graphic since a picture is worth 1000 words:
Don't get me wrong...I actually really like my job, as jobs go. I just like my weekends eveennn betterrrrr. =).
Today I couldn't stomach going to the track for a workout, so instead, I headed to my apartment gym for a little tempo on the treadmill.
The good thing about the treadmill? It's really easy to run negative splits! You just hit that down button....
Workout: 1 Mile Warmup, 4.5 Miles , .5 incline @ 7:24, 7:19, 7:12, 7:08, 7:03 (.5 miles), mile cool down.
Another good thing? I can watch ABC family "That's so Raven" while running my heart out and sweating up a storm. It's actually not bad, I swear!
|The real OC...public library!|
I felt ok about my workout performance though...even happy perhaps?
Treadmill speed can be deceiving for me though...sometimes I feel like it's a lot easier for me to click off fast miles on the 'mill' than outside.
The rest of my day included birthday present shopping, and getting my Orange County library card! Dorks unite!
I also purchased another pair of Mizuno Inspires. I've had my old pair for about 10 weeks and I'd like to have new ones to phase into the rotation soon.
Instead of going to my local running store, I went where any bargain hunter would go...Ebay!
I hit the jackpot! I bought the older model, but hey, that's cool with me. I ran in them a year ago successfully so I'm sure they will be fine now.
$65 Dollar Mizuno Inspires!
These days, between Zappos, Endless.com, Ebay, etc, there are a million places to get running shoes if you know exactly what you want. And they likely have a coupon code available.
That said, I can't help but feel a little guilty. I want to support the little guy running shops, but if I can get the same thing for considerably less....sigh.....
::suddenly feels responsible for the possible end of small cool independent running stores..::
So two questions:
What is harder for you physically? Running outside or on a treadmill?
I can usually go faster with less effort on the treadmill
Do you buy your shoes from running stores? Or are you a discount monger like me, selling out to the lowest price!? =)
Have a great Saturday Night / Sunday, y'all!