My new schedule has my whole day completely flipped now. This means that during the day I sleep and I go to work at night. This is a difficult schedule to keep for a morning person like me. It seems the sunshine just calls to me and my 9-5 sleep schedule goes right out the window.
On Thursday, I stayed up way too long getting pictures, enjoying sunshine, and looking for bits of spring.
I missed my pre-work gym time so I ran on the indoor track after work this time. I was being a little competitive with some of the people on the track and ran two straight miles (no stopping this time) in 18:00. No that’s not incredibly fast but it was way too fast for my current fitness level. I cramped up and had to quit.
Working out before going to sleep is a bad idea. It made me incredibly awake and three hours later I was still up! I called my boss up and found out he was on his way to the gym so back I went. I haven’t done a two a day in I don’t know how long. I couldn’t use the track this time so I did intervals on the treadmill. Would you believe they shut the track down for pt (physical training) testing from 0730 – 1330??? I think that’s crazy since my home station makes the testers run outside on the big track.
Anyway back to the intervals. I normally don’t sustain a 6 mph pace on a treadmill for very long but I think that’s mostly because I used to not enjoy working THAT hard on a treadmill. I broke a 30 minute run down into these intervals at a 5% incline1 min – 3.3 mph (fast walk) 2 min – 4.5 mph (jog) 2 min – 6 mph (run)
Oh my goodness! This was really tough for me but I felt SO GOOD and managed to do a constant rotation for the entire 30 minutes. I followed the run up with a light lunch of soup and salad.
Power Songs:Someone – Earshot Undo It – Carrie Underwood Rude Boy – Rihanna
I definitely slept like a baby when I got home :)