Monday, May 3, 2010

Strength training struggles

Well, week 4 started off great. I ran 2 miles tonight, at a faster pace than my normal. I am admittedly more of a slow jogger than a "runner" (although people say even if you're jogging you are a runner) But, I digress... I ran 2 miles tonight at a 12 minute mile pace. When I did the half marathon last summer my average pace was 12 1/2 minutes which was faster than my normal. I would really like to maintain that pace at Dam to Dam and the marathon. But, I would rather jog at a slow pace and jog the entire thing without having to stop to walk.

On another note, I haven't been to the gym in a long time and am struggling at getting my strength training done. Since I switched to my day job I am having a harder time getting motivated to go to the gym. For one thing, it is much more crowded at 4 in the afternoon than at 9 or 10 in the morning. And, another thing, the weather has been SO nice I haven't wanted to go inside to the gym. I need to get 2 days of strength training in a week. It seems several mornings I wake up at 3 a.m. and have a hard time getting back to sleep. So, I'm considering going to the gym before work a couple days a week, or maybe one day a week and then going on Saturday mornings for my other day of strength training. I know it is important to get this in so my goal this week is to make sure I get my strength training done!

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