Today’s rain out was a complete wash out! Thunder and lightning & torrential down pours…wow, I haven’t seen it rain like that in years! The new Half Marathon plan I’m following called for a 30 minute workout alternating 4 minutes run with 2 minutes walk. Instead of waiting for the storm to pass I hopped in the car and went to Anytime Fitness to get my workout done early in the morning.
I was surprised to see the place was kind of empty at 7 am but I was glad not to have to wait for a treadmill. I hopped on and started my 5 minute warm up walk and then I kicked the speed up to 5.0 for the first run segment, then backed off to 4.0 for the walk. On the second run segment I set it at 5.3 and on the third I went to 5.5. I decided to back it down to 5.3 for the fourth and fifth segments; I’ve noticed this little ‘twinge’ on the inside of my left ankle/achilles area after I run so I didn’t want to push too hard.
It was a quick workout and thankfully there was a small break in the down-pour that allowed me to get back to my car without getting soaked – although I was already wet from sweating.
Tomorrow calls for 30 minutes of cross-training, I’m not sure yet what I’m going to do…