Running

100 Laps

It was cold, dark and slippery out last night when Hubby was finally able to make it home from work. He had big plans of getting up at 4:30 this morning to go back. I decided to hit the YMCA and run on the track, maybe force myself onto the hamster wheel. Before I left, I picked a couple of running workouts from my Aaptive app. The plan was to see how I felt when I got there, and how busy the track was before picking which workout I would do.

It didn’t seem too busy (it was almost 8pm!) so I picked the 40 min workout. I usually run a bit slower on the track, and can’t get my Garmin watch to pick up GPS in the building, so I just run by feel and figure out my speed later. This is where the Aaptive workouts are great!  I usually like the music, and have a trainer telling me to slow down or speed up, I don’t have to think about what I am doing, I can just run!

After my 40 min workout was done, the track was still slow, and I had the desire to put on some more miles, so I decided to plug into a 25 min workout. That went great as well! When it was all said and done, I ran 7 miles, plus my warm up and cool down laps. This totaled 100 laps! 13 laps to a mile can get a bit monotonous is you are focusing on it.  I do have a pipe cleaner with 13 pony beads to help me count how far I’ve gone.  This was a project Bean helped me with before she ran the track with me one Saturday.  I was able to keep track of my miles this way.

What is  your favorite workout app? Where do you prefer to run in the winter?

 

 

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