I was allowed to walk one minute per mile, which always helps. I ran what I believe to be the slowest miles in history... but I never cheated and walked more than I was supposed to. When I felt fatigued I just ran even slower. Mission accomplished!
After an encouraging talk with John Ellis on the teleconference, I was pumped for a repeat of last week, schedule-wise. Chasen has to travel for two days for work (curses!!!) so today's anticipated 6-miler needed to be accomplished before he left for work. I was up at 5 AM to make it happen. On a whim, I checked my e-mail. The program had changed! Today was to be 60 minutes at a target heart rate of 160 bpm. Aaack! I could have slept an hour longer! Oh well - such is life. I set my Garmin to beep at me when I got too high or too low of a heart rate. I thought I'd be walking. Um... no. I ended up running (mostly) 4.07 miles. If nothing else I can say that I feel a little more "hard core" than I did a few days ago.
Tomorrow I have another target heart rate to accomplish (a much higher one - yikes!) but will have to use my treadmill due to Chasen being gone. I am not sure how I'll accomplish that, since I'll be running in place, Garmin-wise. I'll figure something out.
Today, the last day before my work project comes back to life, Isaac and I had our mommy and baby friends over. But first we had to do some last-minute shopping.
Personal Shopper Isaac, here, at your service!
After the moms and babies left, I realized that I am now a single parent (for about 48 hours) and I DO NOT like it. Not one bit. So we took a quick "I hate Chasen being gone" stroll around our 'hood.
Stay tuned for more running reports and lonesome whines!