61 Days Until the United NYC Half Marathon!!!
Planned mileage: 18.75 miles
Completed mileage: 16.3
It felt nice getting in a full week of running and getting back on track for the United NYC Half Marathon. I will say that I kind of missed it over the Christmas and New Year break. Oh, I would have completed all of my planned mileage, but all of the treadmills were occupied for my three-mile run on Sunday. I did 30 minutes of elliptical work instead.
This will have to be a quick report because I have to start doing some work. Actually, this will be quick because I cannot remember much of what happened this week. I guess that my mind was still in vacation mode for most of the week.
Planned: 40 min X-train
Completed: 3 mi run, 25 min elliptical, and stretching
Basically, I did a morning run and an evening workout that consisted of elliptical work and stretching.
Planned: 4 mi run
Completed: 32 min on the rowing machine and 30 min stretching
I do not really remember why I did not run on Tuesday. Maybe it was raining in the morning.
Planned: 1.75 miles (7×400 meter speed intervals)
Completed: 3 mi (7×400 intervals) + warm up and cool down
Ok, now my mind is back. I really enjoyed this workout. I performed the 400-meter speed runs followed by 128-meter cool off. I am quite proud that I managed to run sub 2min for all seven of my intervals. Hopefully, I can extend a similar trend once I start doing Yasso 800m intervals in the upcoming weeks. Oh shoot, I need to start doing some hill work soon too.
I really love Marcus Garvey park because it has a path that is very similar to a regular track. Oh, and the park is like one block away from my apartment. One loop is a little more than 500 meters, so it is perfect for running 400m intervals with a track vibe to it.
Actually, the folks smoking cigaweed first thing in the morning is a little annoying, but what can you do? I guess you could call the police, but snitches get stitches.
Planned: 3 miles
Eh, I overslept and missed my morning run. Then after work, I decided to get much-needed after work cocktails.
Actually, I overslept because I woke up a bunch of times during the night due to the BFs LOUD ass snoring. How do y’all cope sleeping next to a loud snorer? I need some tips.
The meme is 100% correct.
Completed: 3-mile treadmill and strength training
What KOS doing a workout on a Friday night?!!! I guess that one has to do what one has to do.
My local Crunch fitness installed new treadmills that are supposed to closely mimic outdoor running.
Honestly, I did not really see/feel a difference between this treadmill and the regular treadmills. Maybe I did not play around with all of the “fun” features. It seems as if the person who authorized this purchase for the gym may have gotten scammed. Great, so Crunch fitness will probably raise the membership fees for this waste.
Planned: 7 miles
Completed: 7.23 miles
This run made me feel like such a whiny baby. Well . . . the pre-run made me feel like a whiny baby. Saturday’s temperature was around 31 F, and as most know, I cannot stand running in the cold. I knew that I needed to get this “long” run out of the way. Also, I knew that I needed to do it because I need to start getting used to running in the cold. After bitching and moaning for most of the morning, I decided to get my act together and do the dumb run. And then, the cold weather was not THAT bad. For my upper body, I wore a short-sleeved tech T, a long-sleeved tech T, and very light hoody. Within 200m of the run, I had to take off the hoody.
I will say that I really enjoyed the run. Aside from the 28 F weather, it was a very lovely day. My run pretty much consisted of running to Central Park and doing loops around the Harlem Meer, which is about 0.8 miles. I really need to decide if I want to report my distance in miles or meters because this back and forth is really annoying me.
During my one of my loops, I ran in and around Central Park’s Conservatory Garden. In all of my 16+ years in NYC, I have never visited the Conservatory Garden. The garden is quite nice, but I think the views would have been better in the spring and the summer.
Planned: 3 miles
Completed: 30 min elliptical and strength training
Without going into great detail, Sunday was pretty much a leg day.
Although I did not get into it in this update, I have been trying to do daily stretching and core exercises at home before going to bed . . . except on those cocktail nights.
Random: I really want this T-shirt.
That’s it out of me. I hope y’all are having a great start to your week.
Catch you in the streets.