Well Friday flew right by! I have been running since 8 a.m. this morning and I am about ready to crash! I did however get two great workouts in today as well as shop and eat at some great local places!
I was able to get a good run in this morning! I am trying a couple new things with my running routine to change things up. As a swimmer for years and years I operated in % of exertion. Meaning for example I would go 60% for a 100 then 90% for a 100 then back to 60%. I am wanting to maintain this in my running, which is somewhat interesting and extremely helpful. I get bored easily when I run so this is a great way to change it up. Here is what I did this morning.
|1-4 minutes||40 %-warm up|
|5-9 minutes||60 %|
|15-16 minutes||100% -all out sprint|
|17-21 minutes||60 %|
|22-26 minutes||80 %|
|27-30 minutes||100 %-all out sprint|
|31-35 minutes||40%-cool down|
As I continue on, I am hoping to incorporate working on my VO2 Max. VO2 Max is the maximum capacity that oxygen can be transported and used in the body, basically what a person’s maximum cardiorespitory endurance is. I learned a lot about it in college and want to start applying it to my workouts.
Anywho…on to the rest of my day! I was able to go to a couple of great local places, Roots Market and Rudy’s Tacos:
Both of these places are to die for! Roots has a great selection of organic and all natural food…in the summer I buy the majority of my produce there you just can’t pass it up! It also has a great bulk section where I was able to get some ground flaxseed, pumpkin seeds, and dry roasted organic peanuts for my homemade granola I am making tomorrow 🙂 I then ventured over to Rudy’s Tacos which is a great locally owned place that only uses local ingredients in all of their food. For the last month and a half we have been eating there on Friday nights. It is not only amazing food, but I am always surprised at how many people I know who come to eat there. For example, I saw my 6th grade teacher, my junior high band teacher, and some ladies I used to swim with! I always get the same thing and it is amazing every time I eat it. So fresh and so so so delicious!
Until tomorrow! Have a great evening!