Week 2 (or 19 depending on how you want to count) is going MUCH better than week 1. My mood is much better and I've been pretty motivated with my workouts.
Monday I ran on the treadmill for 30 minutes in the morning. My body is getting used to getting up at 5am. I felt much more awake than I did last Monday morning. That night I headed to the Highland Park Lifetime Fitness for Walker's spin class. I absolutely love Walker's class, but I've got to admit I'm looking forward to Daylight Savings Time when we'll be able to ride outside on week nights.
Tuesday I gave myself the entire day off from working out. I think I needed that.
Wednesday morning I did a quick workout on the bike trainer. I usually dread the trainer (even more so than the treadmill) but I seem to have a lot of unexplainable motivation right now. That night I headed to the pool to do 10 x 100 except I'm blonde and apparently can't count to 10, so I somehow ended up doing 11 x 100. I'm a freaking genius.
Thursday night I headed to the MetroDome for the final night of Dome Running. I've decided the half-ironman plan I'm using doesn't have as much intensity in the running portions as I would like. The official plan doesn't incorporate any intervals or specific speed work. I love intervals. I like running fast, even if it's only for a short period of time. After 2 weeks of no intervals, I was dying to get back to the Dome. I did 4 x 2 1/2 laps which equates to 4 x 1500 meters. My first interval was pretty pathetic. I chalked it up to the fact it's been 16 days since I last did speed work. Pharmie showed up to run with a friend. I don't know what it is about having someone you know there, but I suddenly felt the need to show off. I know she was paying absolutely no attention to what I was doing, but having her there somehow motivated me to run 3 more intervals at 10-15 seconds faster than that first one. Thanks for the extra motivation, Pharmie!
I've got a few more workouts to complete but so far am considering it a good week.... at least it's a better week than the last one!