Thursday, June 20, 2013
Juneathon: Day 19 & 20
I have arrived in Utah safe and sound :) My flight from DC to Denver was a little choppy and my flight from Denver to SLC was delayed, but all in all it wasn't so bad. I will be here for a month relaxing, visiting friends and enjoying life. I have also managed to complete all my workouts so far since I've been here, but the stopping to blog about them is tricky. As much as I love Juneathon and Janathon, I'm not sure I'll participate again. I feel like the posts get monotonous. However, here's a run down of what I've been doing here.
Yesterday was a cross training day and my running coach recommended a good walk in the elevation could be enough so that's what I did. My friend and I took her 2 boys out on the bikes and walked around her neighborhood. She lives near the University of Utah in Salt Lake City and it is pretty hilly. We only walked 2 miles, but I felt like I got in a decent workout.
Today I had to do 2.5 miles of fartlek for a total of 4 with the warmup and cool down. Whew! It was tough with the elevation. On top of the elevation change there were some crazy hills. I'm not a fan of hills, but I know they're good for training. My pace was 2 minutes slower than normal so that was kind of depressing. I planned on doing a half marathon next week, but hadn't registered and now I'm questioning if I should do it. There is a time limit that I might not make if my pace stays at 2 minutes slower than normal. Ack! I have a 10 mile long run on Saturday so I'll see how that goes before I make a final decision.