What a difference a few days makes in terms of running. In a prior post I complained about how difficult I found a recent run.
I totally love running.
I decided to spend one more day “recovering” from the silly cold I was dealing with, and last Thursday I decided to run on a treadmill instead. I usually never run on a treadmill, but I decided to run two miles on it just to see how things shook out.
I even got to run with my running buddy, because we were on side by side treadmills. Same thing, right?
I am shocked I managed to run for two miles without getting bored. To keep myself from going crazy I increased my speed every .10 miles.
It looked a little something like this :
I started to speed up a bit more during the second mile because I really wanted to be done. I am guessing my treadmill workout paid off because I went on to run a “speedy” 2 mile race later on in the week.
In between runs I usually like to either rest or cross train. On Friday I took a Barre Fusion class at Fuseology Fitness.
The class incorporated a lot of yoga/Pilates moves with some bar work and a resistance band. I was able to use an expired Living Social deal and cash it in for a drop in class. I absolutely loved the class! Rachel was an encouraging instructor and I felt like the class was a challenging one instead of something that I could breeze through.
Since I was running a 2pm race on a Sunday afternoon this was my fuel of choice:
I finally got to try Bean Hollow located in historical Ellicott City. The Chai Tea Latte I got was not as good as the ones from Starbucks, but the biscotti must have been the magic trick because I was able to run an awesome race!
I have decided that 2 miles is my favorite race distance! Well for now at least.
I loved the race so much that the following week on Fat Tuesday I ran another local 2 mile race. I was a bit slower in this race but I was able to finish with a time that I could be happy with.
I ran the majority of the race alone since it was a smaller one, but I was able to finish with one of my former running buddies.
Not bad! I am really happy with my running performance this past week. I had a hard time dealing with the minor cold, but I was really able to come back once I was good to go!
What is your favorite distance to race?