2011-07-19

Speed Training: Sally Forth!

For the record, my calf is healing nicely. Every day it feels stronger, and I'm not currently feeling any pain. I went for a run over the weekend, and the soreness was there, so I'll have to give it a bit more time before I dive back into my regular training.

But don't let that stop you. Today's run was prescribed to be a 40-minute tempo run. These should be very routine and easy for you now. We only have a couple of months left before race day. We're going full-force. The workouts, although difficult, should not "weigh you down," so to speak.

As for me, I headed over to the Goodlife gym near my workplace immediately after my daily grind. My first choice was a stationary exercise bike, but they only had francophone bikes, and I (ha ha) couldn't figure out where the interval setting was. Instead, I found an elliptical machine and put in 40 minutes of pretty intense intervals. That's two minutes hard, and two minutes at basic run pace, repeated 10 times.

Hey, it wasn't the greatest workout I've ever had, but it was better than nothing. That, combined with this morning's workout, means I am still maintaining a good level of fitness while my leg finishes healing. Fantastic.