Happy Monday!!!!! Today, I had the day off........ and, due to the fact that my son is now out of school, I had to hit the track early in order to get speed work out of the way!!! It was a BEAUTIFUL COOL morning here in South Georgia!!! I couldn't ask for better conditions for speed work!
I finished just prior to the sun coming up.... and let me tell you, it will go from being nice & cool to HOT & Humid in a matter of a couple of hours!!!! So, thank goodness I was able to get in before it became HOT!
I am fairly new to speed work....... have only preformed speed work a hand full of times. In the past, I have ran 8 x400s, but today, I had 4 x 800s on schedule.
***On schedule today: 4 x 800 (first time ever for me)
**1- mile warm up = 10:24 pace
* I am not sure how to write the is data, but it will include 400, 800, pace average
** 1st 800= 1:47, 3:42:87, 7:35
**2nd 800= 1:54, 3:47:51, 7:45
**3rd 800= 1:56, 3:47:06, 7:43
**4th 800= 1:56, 3:49:94, 7:40
** 1- mile cool down= 9:18 (I know, I know... Bad! Bad! Bad!!! Should have been slower on cool down, but honestly I just let my mind wander & did 4 laps then checked watch. Bad runner! Bad runner! :-/ )
My legs did not have the EXTRA HEAVY feeling they often do after speed work...... perhaps, there were several factors for this that include: cooler temps, early morning run (usually I perform speed work after work, and I am NOT a evening runner-just usually want to go home and chill), and maybe I might be getting a little stronger and better conditioned)...... hopefully, it wasn't because I didn't push enough......
I chugged down a protein drink within 3o min of completing speed work and then it was home to shower........ for lunch, it was a Sweet potato and asparagus! YUM! I have videos below so you too can make this too!!!!
FOR THE PERFECT Sweet Potato.... Check out the below youtube video!
Annnnndddd, for the PERFECT Asparagus, CHECK out my personal video on youtube below
With it being the first week day of summer vacation, my son and I went to Wild Adventures.... It was a bit of a last minute decision.....
Below was a selfie that we took prior to a spin ride..... whoa! At 44 years of age, I don't seem to take on rides like I used too.... talk about DIZZY!!!!!!!!! Note to self: Plan Wild Adventures ahead of time and invite a friend/ riding partner for BEN!!! LOL!!! :D
With season passes and having a theme park practically in our back yard, we then to hang out at Wild Adventures quite a bit..... as you can see below, my son walks around like he knows exactly where he is going!!!!!
Go Carts are my son's favorite
There is a petting zoo....... such cute little animals.......
When seeing the below, you can't help but say, "awwwwww" :)
Then, in the pic below, my son spotted a rabbit...... he thinks we need one too......
Pictured below was a Rooster that let us know he was boss! There was no petting him!!!!
That was our Monday in a nut shell..... pretty good start to summer break...........