Workout: Chest & Back – Disc 01 / Ab Ripper X – Disc 12
The twelve week training program I am doing has me do a short run every week. They are great. I can knock out a great pace and not worry about running out of steam. Two miles is nothing now. It almost seems a shame to lace up and only do two miles. In these two miles I saw more people out then on my last run. Maybe it was the time of day or the weather getting a little nicer. I passed through a small crowd a teenagers who gave the stick eye. They seemed to be in a heavy discussion. Then again, every discussion teenagers have seems to be overly important. I didn’t hear them with the song “Faster” pushing me along. When I passed the recreation fields, it looked like a hockey game was just ending. I had to steer around and hurdle a couple loose duffel bags. How hard is it to put them off to the side?
At one point I started closing in on another runner. Another runner? People in my neighborhood run? I decided to see I could close the gap between us before I reached my turn. Well, he turned before I caught up, and I enjoyed the rush. I can’t wait for my first race.
During this run I listened to Janelle Monae and her album The ArchAndroid . The tempo of the album is ideal for keeping a great pace. There is only one or two songs that lose the beat. I need to find the next album for these shorter runs.
If you have been reading this regularly, you know that on these short days I add the P90X routines. This is week two for me. After the second round of Chest and Back, I will up my resistance bands and reps. Progress is a good thing. Oh, and I still hate push ups. I complain during every set of them, just ask my wife and dogs. I curse through every rep. The burn is there and it won’t stop.
So I have come to terms that I am addicted to lacing up the shoes and hitting the road.
Next Run: 9 Miles (Saturday)
Next Workout: P90X (Disc 08) (Friday)
Next Race: Burlington Race for the Hungry 5K