Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Excuse me, but do you know you are going backwards?

I get this question a lot on a night like tonight. My workout included a 1 mile sprint run which increased by .2 mph every .2 miles, and then I walked backwards for 10 minutes at 3 mph. In addition to doing lunges and squats. Why walking backwards, you ask? Well, I am still recovering from a hamstring injury I got last fall and I have to be super pro-active in keeping my lower back and hamstrings in shape; thus, the walking backwards on the treadmill. Plus, a good friend of mine once told me "it lifts the booty" and what girl is gonna argue with that, right?!

Tonight's song of the night: "Bass Down Low" by Dev and the Cataracts
It's a fun one to run to :). Check out Friday's and see what I'm listening to when I get on Chicago's Lakeshore.

Monday, February 27, 2012

30 days in training

Welcome to 30 days in the life of a first-time triathlete. I'm joining my ENG 1oh!4 classes as they embark on a 30-day immersion blog. I'm taking this opportunity to join two of my interests: writing and training. As some of you may know I've run a handful of half marathons and marathons during the past few years. This year, I'm going one step farther and training for my first triathlon, the Munice Ironman 70.3. By the end of thirty days (March 27) my goal is to swim half a mile, bike 20 miles, and run 6 miles. Follow my progress during the next month right here on Greene Machine.