Move that body: 3.32 mile run (using 4:1 interval)
I am a morning runner.
I am not an evening runner.
And I’m certainly not an afternoon runner.
This is why:
You come back looking like your half-blind grandma attacked you with the rouge before junior prom. And you get a side stitch because you ate zucchini bread, chased with decaf coffee, an hour before you left.
I didn’t get much sleep last night and had no desire to run this morning. None. At. All. However, I want to commit to three runs a week as I look toward Fort-4-Fitness, and I had been hoping to fit in a run today.
So it was an afternoon run for me.'
Once Mark (aka Hop Along, but that’s a different story for a different day) got home from school, I left Miles with Dad, leashed up Denali and headed out.
A moment of silence, please, for my first run without the BOB.
I’m still working on finding a good interval so I thought I’d start out with a 5-minute walk to warm up and try a 4:1 throughout. It was manageable but not easy and challenging without being exhausting. It felt GREAT compared to those first couple runs. My legs actually MOVED (relatively speaking, that is).
The only problem, if you can even call it that, is that I somehow timed my intervals so that I had to run up the two big hills on my route. Yeah. I’m awesome like that.
What time of day do you like to run/exercise?