Spring & summer weather means warmer temps and lots of sunshine…but it also means that we’re back to the hilly
hellish mile repeats for team practice on Tuesday nights.
I hate them…but at the same time, love them in a sick way. There is no way I would ever do this on my own, but it is such a good workout that I’m grateful our coach is cruel enough to make us do them. Last night’s directions were: 3-4 loops (1 mile each), 3 minute rest in between each loop, at honest 10k pace. And he was VERY serious about the pace. We also did a 4k warm-up (which was not captured on my garmin) and a 4k cooldown.
Given that a) I haven’t done this workout since last September and b) I’m still scarred from Cincinnati (lol – but serious at the same time), I actually did do it at what is probably my 10k pace (not that I know as I have never run a 10k in my life lol!). My loops were: 7:10, 7:00, 6:53
I did 3 loops – in the next couple of weeks I’ll aim to do 4…only FG did 4 last night! Oh, and FG pulled off a 39:55 10k over the weekend. NBG.
So you know how Abby’s meds have the effect of (insane) increased thirst? Well, the other side effect is increased hunger. And let me tell you, Abby’s was through the roof before meds, now it’s right out of control and I feel so bad for her – she often won’t even cuddle with me on the couch – instead she lies on the kitchen floor with eternal hope that food will magically fall into her mouth. It’s awful. But because she is so desperate, she is resorting to eating non-food items while I’m at work. And last Friday, what she ate BLEW. MY. MIND.
Yes, I panicked a little. But there wasn’t much I could do – damage was done. But as you can see, all those shards of plastic, not to mention the tape, passed right through her without incident.