This morning, I was in no mood to work out...yesterday was just one of THOSE days.
But XLMIC had crafted a "5k workout for the mentally weak" for me (ok I made up that name, but essentially it's 2 miles at 10k pace, .4 miles at mile pace (I picked 5:52...ridiculous), and the remaining .7 somewhere between 5 and 10k pace...meant to push you when you usually give up. This completes a full 5k.).
It was pretty freaking difficult, and at mile 2.4, I wasn't able to hold the pace, but it was a pretty cool workout!
AND some dude next to me on the treadmill called me "impressive". Although he may have been referring to the impressive quantity of sweat flying off my body.
It's Finally Time For A Hood To Coast Post!! Yay!
I've been pretty quiet about HTC, although I am ridiculously excited / nervous about it. I've also been pretty silent about our sponsor, Nuun.
There are a couple reasons behind this:
1) I'm pretty reticent to talk too much about any one product on my blog, even if they are giving me an awesome opportunity. I don't like getting pushed products, so I try not to do it very often to you.
2) Confession Time: I HAD NEVER TRIED NUUN BEFORE BEING ON THE TEAM! I first heard about it when I heard about this contest on Blonde Ponytail's blog. I'm not usually big on sports products (besides Luna Bars which are too delicious not to eat).
But now, I truly do like it. I like that it's refreshing and low calorie. I also like the environmentally conscious aspect of the packaging.
But I especially like the functionality. Ever since I've started working out with sports drinks (Gatorade, Nuun), I feel a lot better afterwards. I used to get weird blurry vision lines post workout, and now I don't anymore. So...two thumbs up! Would drink again!
Ok enough product pushing. But please know that it's honest product pushing =).
What are you actually RUNNING at Hood To Coast?
Funny you ask. I'm on legs 5, 17, and 29. Apparently it's the death march legs. Here are the predictions based on calculations that someone smarter than I am came up with!
Predicted Time - 46:44
Predicted Finish Time: 4:23:46 PM
Pace - 7:41 pace.
Comments: LOL you guys are FUNN-Y make this route straight up! 7:41 pace on these hills....negative, Ghost Rider.
Predicted Time - 52:02
Predicted Finish Time: 2:15 AM
Pace - 7:17 pace.
Comments: Looks like I'll be finishing this leg as everyone else is heading home from the bars on Friday night!
Rating: Very Hard (aw man, again?)
Predicted Time - 47:53
Predicted Finish Time: 11:39:06 AM
Comments: I'll be done just in time for Saturday morning brunch!!
Hood To Coast Checklist:
Besides the normal stuff, I am bringing Diet Coke, and possibly Captain Morgan. Unless anyone else has any preferences they'd like to email me.... =).
Any relay suggestions? I've never done one before (besides a 4x800m) so I'd LOVE to get advice :).