Thursday, June 10, 2010
I got up early this morning to get in my run before work. I wasn't sure how far I wanted to run, but chose to do the Kara Goucher Endurance Boost. This is a Nike workout I purchased from iTunes. In this workout Kara leads you through 4 reps of 4 minutes at a leisurely pace and 4 minutes at a brisk pace with a warm up and a cool down. It includes 13 songs and is about 40 minutes long, with Kara giving you motivational directions along the way. I was not initially pumped up to complete this workout, but the time really went by quickly as I only focused on 4 minutes at a time. It made me work a lot harder than I would have. It is very easy for me to complete my usual 3-4 miles without too much effort, but still giving myself credit for working out. This was a much more challenging choice. I know interval training is the way to go and this was a great workout. I am in training for Saturday's Disney Expedition Everest Challenge at Disney World's Animal Kingdom. My husband, Andy and I will be participating as a team to complete the 5K adventure run with obstacles and a scavenger hunt.