After work I went to the gym. Why did I go to the gym instead of hit the streets for a run? Well…
I’ve been doing a lot of sprint workouts lately… as in, I sprint from my car to work, work to my car, my car to the gym, and the gym to my car… which is some serious cardio. The cold really works my lungs.
Today was leg day. I have to schedule leg day with much consideration as I usually cannot walk the next day. I try not to do a hard leg workout before spin classes or long runs because my quality of exercise would take a dive and I like to give it my all in spin and need all the leg power I have for long runs. I probably didn’t even have to mention that I did leg day, I mean, it’s pretty obvious from this photo.
I did an 8.0 mile progression run on the treadmill. It didn’t feel very hard and I have a feeling it was because of my shoes. I wore my New Balance’s yesterday and they are probably five times the weight of my Brooks which I wore today. I swear it makes a huge difference.
Mile 1 @ 8:27
Mile 2 @ 8:20
Mile 3 @ 8:13
Mile 4 @ 8:06
Mile 5 @ 8:00
Mile 6 @ 7:54
Mile 7 @ 7:48
Mile 8 @ 7:42
I felt like I could really focus on my form today which is always a good thing! I tried to engage my abs as much as I could to get a bonus ab workout while I ran.