today. Ran 3 miles this morning, in what felt like a sauna. Weather.com said it was 75 degrees, but it sure felt hotter than that. Might have had something to do with the stifling humidity. No matter, I got 3 miles done in 29:50. I forgot to turn off the pace alert on the Garmin, though, so I kept getting barked at for going faster than 10:15/mile. It was just a bit annoying, but at least I had an audible reminder that I'm getting faster.
Yesterday, in lieu of a 2-mile recovery run, I did 25 minutes on the Treadclimber at the gym over lunch. I kept it at a pretty slow speed, just because i knew if I went any faster I would very likely fall on my face. As it was I stepped on the wrong riser a couple of times. That was an interesting workout -- I'm sure I wouldn't want to do it every day, but I can see that it would have some benefits, especially as it felt like a lot of hill work. Pretty cool. Then I went back to the gym in the evening and did some light weight work (arms, squats, lunges with hand weights) and did a quick 10 minutes on the stairclimber thingy (not the stairmaster -- i loathe those -- the tall ones with the disappearing steps). Now that was a workout!
gotta run and drop the kiddoes off at Grandma's. Since Hub and I have tickets to the Police show tonight in Big D, we won't see them again until tomorrow afternoon. So I can run long in the morning wihtout having to worry about being back before Hub leaves for work. And wihtout having to worry about being sweaty when I go in to wake up the boys - they *hate* that!! Have a great Tuesday!!