Luckily, Mike and I have the option to use an indoor track at our gym. If I had to choose between running in the negative temps or the treadmill, my choice would always be outside. The indoor track gives us another option, and allows us to do some speed work.
Tuesday, I did a different than normal order triathlon. I biked on the spin bike for half an hour, then when Mike got to the gym we headed to the indoor track. We did a pretty fast speed work session, our workout was 800m, 4x400m, 2x200m, 800m with a half mile warmup and cool down.
Shoe change, old Mirages for biking and Kinvaras for speed work
I was shocked at some of my paces! For the 200s I was running sub-7 minute pace. One of these days I want to do a time trial for the mile and see how fast I can go! We're going to keep doing speed work at the track on Tuesdays throughout the rest of our marathon training.
After running (and biking for me), we got changed and hit the pool. We did 1,200 yards before calling it quits for the day.
On Wednesday, I hit the indoor track again and ran 5 miles (40 laps). I got so HOT! My mouth was completely dry and I had that nasty film on my mouth. I need to stash a water bottle somewhere so I can grab it when I need to (there is a water fountain up there but that would be hard to drink from on the go).
Yesterday, we continued our trend of working out inside and ran with our friend Amber. She had asked me last week to run on the treadmill with her, and since she ran outside with me in the dark and cold back in December I had to say yes. I owed her after all!
Love her! (And we need a better picture together)
We ran 3 miles and I didn't hate it. I liked running in between Mike and my friend. Then we had dinner at Amber and Greg's house. Right now they are on their way to Miami for the ING Miami Half Marathon, I'm jealous!
The cold weather should break soon, and it is going to really warm up next week, so we will be back to our normal routine this weekend.
How have your workouts been going? Is it really cold where you are?