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workout: track run…actually on the track!

It’s beauuutiful outside today! It’s in the high 80s, but there’s no humidity. This means I can take my run off the treadmill this evening and actually run outside on the track. I’m very excited.

Here’s what it’s going to look like:

  • 10-20 minute warm up
  • 12 x 400 (90 second RI)
  • 10 minute cool down

To makes things clear, 400 meters is once around the track and “RI” stands for “rest interval” where I can either walk or jog slowly. I like to jog slowly. If I start to walk, I don’t want to run again.

I don’t have any time goals for the 400 meters because I don’t know what my ability is there, yet. I just figured out how to do lap times on my Garmin (after 8 months together…pathetic) so after tonight I’ll see how my speed and consistency is across twelve 400 meter repeats.

Good News
With the start of college football right around the corner, Virginia Tech was chosen to win the ACC title this year! Matt is very excited about this. As excited I am about eating cake, he is about college football.

For all you college football fans, here’s the ACC predictions:

Virginia Tech was chosen on 50 ballots to win its fourth ACC football title in just its seventh year in the league. Florida State finished second with 26 votes, followed by Miami (10), Georgia Tech (8), Boston College (2) and North Carolina (2). The Hokies were tabbed to win the ACC’s Coastal Division with 532 points and 62 first-place votes outdistancing Miami (444 points, 20 first-place votes), Georgia Tech (408), North Carolina (379), Duke (169) and Virginia (126). Florida State compiled 565 points and 78 first-place votes to claim the Atlantic Division title over Clemson (479), Boston College (389), NC State (283), Wake Forest (203) and Maryland (139).

Our first game is September 6 against Boise State.


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workout: track run tonight

Here’s how it’s going to play out:

  • 10 minute warm-up
  • 4 x 3 minutes fast followed by 3 minutes recovery
  • 10 minute cool down

I hope the rain holds out and I can make it to the track tonight. I really don’t want to be stuck on a treadmill again.

Good News Roundup
Spreading Incurable Optimism: Michael J. Fox Grants Teen Wish
Living Soldier Nominated for Medal of Honor
Parking Meter Celebrates 75th Anniversary (for Matt)

This article just made me giggle; it’s about absurd pet-sitting requests. Scout likes plain greek yogurt, his carrots peeled, and JIF peanut butter. Oh, and he doesn’t like potatoes or green beans.

He also likes it when he gets his belly scratched underneath the ceiling fan in the kitchen. That’s about it!

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