Today marks Day One of Serious Spartan Training (to be henceforth knows as SST). Serious for me, at least. I have yet to reach the level of Beast that I do so long to reach, but I’m climbing the steps to get there. So what did I do today, you ask? I am gonna tell you.
Today I ran my fastest Short Loop EVER. (The Short Loop, if you recall, is what Hubby and I have named the 3.7 mile circuit near our house.) I ran that sucker in 33:52 using 9:1 intervals. And to be completely honest, my body didn’t need those minute breaks. My mind needed them just to keep things interesting and varied. You see, that zen state where I forgo intervals just cannot be reached in a mere 33 minutes. I need more than an hour, and today I did not have that kind of time. (Or more importantly, that kind of water supply. Once I was out there, I was very tempted to head out for the Medium Loop. If I’d taken water, I wouldn’t be back yet.) So anyway – back to my point…what was it again? Oh yes! I’m speedy! Well, I’m speedy for me. I averaged a 9:07 minute mile, well under my typical 10:30. So that’s exciting.
I bet you’re thinking I was done after that. But you’re wrong. I ran right to the shade of our trees and did 50 static lunges on each leg. Then I dropped and did 20 pushups. Came inside, grabbed some water and a banana. Did 12 burpees. Now I’m done. And I feel SPECTACULAR! I love a new routine and I love kicking ass. This totally works for me. Which is really handy because I plan on doing some version of it three days a week until I start the Insanity Challenge. (Speaking of which, I really need to come up with a cooler name for that. Feel free to hit me with your ideas.) I do believe I will require Hubby to hang that rope in the backyard so I can begin climbing practice after my runs. Which means gloves to protect my dainty little paws…which means shopping…Oooh! This IS a great day!
Less than a month to go until the Spartan. Expect more posts like this one. You know, extolling the awesomeness of me and my workouts. I know, I know. But it’s a variation on the theme. Now I’m not just running, see? Variety. It’s the spice of a Fit Life. Sprinkle some on your plate, why don’t ya?