Being the adult that I am, I scheduled morning workouts for myself this entire week. So, what happened?
Monday - a.m. strength workout (Jillian Michaels No More Trouble Zones dvd - 30 min), lunchtime run (6 miles)
Tuesday - a.m. yoga, lunchtime walk, short p.m. gym session (arc trainer, bike, back/abs/pushups)
Wednesday - a.m. fog run (7 miles), lunch walk (3 miles) It was 27 degrees when I headed out for my run yesterday morning and 33 deg. at lunch. Brrr!
Thursday - a.m. SPEED workout Our speed coaches email the workout the night before, so I checked my phone this morning before heading out. The workout: 1 mile warm up, 1 mile at tempo pace, 4 x 400m at 5K pace, 2 min easy, 4 x 400m at 5K pace, 1.4 mile cool. Just like that, I had cranked out 6.4 miles before the sunrise!
Friday - a.m. or lunchtime cross training/strength
Getting up early isn't exactly my favorite thing in the world, but I know that once I'm up and sweating, I'll be much happier. It's amazing how the body adjusts to a habit after just a few days of change.
What's your prime workout time? I find that my morning runs aren't always as fast, but I appreciate them sometimes more than the later ones because they free up my evenings!
With these cold mornings, I've found that hot foods sound much more appealing than they have for quite a while. Twice this week I've made hot pumpkin oats w/ a little molasses, cinnamon, banana and nut butter mixed in. Mmm...