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100 days challenge: day 53

In the midst of all our traveling from Tennessee, I totally missed the halfway point of the 100 days challenge!  I’m now on day 53 of the challenge.  So far I’ve run 152 miles!  I’ve been really surprised how easy it’s been to run every day.  I thought for sure I’d be too tired, but it really is easy to run at least 1 mile a day (especially with our treadmill).  Sometimes I only have time for 1 mile, but chances are if I get on the treadmill and I have time, I’ll do more than 1 mile, even if I felt tired.  I’m also really grateful Dave is supportive – there’s been a lot of times Leo has woken from a nap early or I just wanted to finish a mile and Dave has happily pitched in to make sure I can run.

Last night I got a great workout in using an idea from the recent edition of Runner’s World.  I ran at 6.0 for one song to warm up.  At the beginning of the next song, I ran at 8.5 for 90 seconds, then came down to 7.0 for the rest of the song.  When the next song came on I ran again at 8.5 for 90 seconds, then back down to 7.0.  I repeated this for 6 or 7 songs, then cooled down at 6.0 to round out my mileage.  I ended up doing 5 miles in 41:22, 8:16 pace!  Generally I can’t hold at 7.0 for too long, but because I was pushing at 8.5, 7.0 felt like a slower, easier pace.  It was a great workout and made the time and miles fly by.  I think if I had time I could have even gone longer.  I’ll definitely do this one again!

Favorite new song: Raise Your Glass by Pink.  Love it!  What new music are you loving lately?

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4 thoughts on “100 days challenge: day 53

  1. Ugh…boo! You like that Pink song? Not Peapods on that one. I’ve listening to We Don’t Eat by James Vincent McMorrow, Here with Us by Joy Williams, and Shake it Out by Florence and the Machine on endless repeats. Not the three repeated – just one at a time, repeating. I’ve been running a little bit at the gym lately, seeing if maybe I could semi-like it again. If I ran at 8.5, I would probably voluntarily allow myself to fly off the back of the treadmill and be grateful for the break. In other words, great job!!

  2. Awesome job! I will try that on my next treadmill workout.

    I love that song too. My new favorite is Rihanna’s “We Found Love” and anything by LMFAO!

  3. That workout sounds really fun and quick! Awesome job! And wtg on the 100 days challenge 🙂

    I heard a new song yesterday with Andre 3000 and someone else called “Dedication to my ex”… or something like that (I am so helpful, I know) that I thought was fun!

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