Saturday, February 26, 2011

Saturday Sweat Log: Looks fishy

A while back I got some advice in the comments saying to breathe in to a count of three and breathe out doing the same thing, so I worked on doing that this week.  Only, I think I counted to maybe five instead.  Pretty much I sucked up as much air as I could possibly get into my body and then tried for a little more.  I must have looked pathetic to passers-by, considering how I was gasping like a goldfish with wide, surprised-looking eyes (as if opening my eyes wider while breathing would help me take in more oxygen).

I don't know if the popped eyes worked, but the counting apparently did.  I ran for over 40 minutes without debilitating side pain, and that was awesome.  I did about 7 1/2 miles this week.  I am a little bit pleased with myself.

I think I could have gone farther, but I took a day this week to focus on speed rather than distance.  For me that meant 10 minute miles (my regular pace is about 12), and I did 2 miles at that breakneck speed.  It was hard and discouraging and made my throat ragged for the rest of the day, so I don't think I'll do it again for a while.  Although, it did give my cheeks a rather pretty flush...

Bonus: I did 20 sit ups.  No change whatsoever.  I am disappointed in the lack of instantaneous results.

1 comment:

Allison said...

I wish I was that ambitious! Oh...and I'm sorry that your verification word was mating the other day...that must have been awkward! lol