I have been pushing myself hard! As a matter of fact, harder than I ever have at this time of year (short of P90X). Recovery week has been a blessing! Those first workouts this week exquisitely pointed out every sore muscle I used for that particular discipline. I haven't changed up the duration of my workouts that much, just nothing over Zone 2 baby!!
2. Happy Pants vs. (Coach) Poopy Pants
Happiness is making it to the bathroom after a run and finding out that the reason your pants are sticking to your butt is not the reason you thought in the car. That's all I'm gonna say about that. You're welcome.
3. Effort Test
A month or so a go, I did a treadmill test where I kept my HR in a tight zone as a measure of fitness. It took me 15:06 to run 1.5 miles in that zone. Wednesday, I went back to the same treadmill at the gym and retook the test. I started out at 5.0 and every two minutes incremented the speed by 0.2. It took my twenty(!) minutes to get my HR up into the zone I wanted, which I thought was a really long time, and it only took me 13:49 to run 1.5 miles. That's a real BOOYAH! there.
Have a great weekend, everybody!!