Combo Run

by - Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Because I skipped Monday's run because I was so tired, I tried to make up for it a little bit today. Monday's run was supposed to be a 40 minutes easy run and today's run was supposed to be a 30 minute run with some tempo work built in.

So here's what I did this morning:

I took the length from Monday's run and did some tempo work in the middle of it. So I started with my standard warm up of 5 minutes at 5.0 mph and then the next 5 at 5.5 mph. For the next 20 minutes I held it steady at 6.0 mph which is a 10 minute mile. Then for the last 10 minutes I held at 5.5 mph.

The last few minutes of the tempo part were challenging and I had to jump on the sides of the treadmill to get some water around the 32 minute mark. (If I try to drink while running on the treadmill I either spill all over myself or lose my footing.)

But all in all a solid performance. I may get to the gym a little bit earlier tomorrow so I can get my run in and do some lifting. What's the proper order for that by the way? Run then lift seems logical to me.

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  1. Way to push it, chica! I don't think it matters. On Wednesdays, I strength then bike. On Fridays, I swim then strength. As long as it works for you....

  2. I don't think it matters either. Great run!
    One of the many times I became very clumbsy on the treadmill was attempting to drink and run...let's just say that it was mot pretty!
    Take Care

  3. Ohhh girl you are asking the wrong chica. I do whatever I can fit in at any point in time LOL

  4. I doubt it matters, but I usually run then lift if I do both. And I bring a shirt to change in after running (to lift in) because by then it is sweaty and stinky and uncomfortable.

  5. Nice job, jess!

    I read somewhere that if you are looking to lose weight, you should lift before you run... which I find difficult at times.

  6. Anonymous8:39 AM

    technically, do weights than running to get the full benefits from lifting.

    but your probably lifting light, so it wouldn't really matter


  7. I usually run and then lift. Nice job on the run.

  8. Actually read something that says it should be lift and then run - they had some decent reason - I just cant remember what it was! Oh well..