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So...the beginning of this week has been a little strange. I've continued to run on the treadmill at the gym - it's so hot! - and I've been working late shifts, which really only allow me to hit it later at night. Well, the fireworks (as part of Summer Nights) are set to go off at 9:30...but Security doesn't seem to have a set time to clear the gym, which is in the building under where (hehe...underwear) the fireworks are launched. Thus, Tuesday night, I was 18 minutes into my 40 minute run, when I was essentially kicked out. Luckily, it had rained
The next night, it happened all over again, but I was prepared with the sheet that said the gym closes at 9pm! The security guard checked with her supervisor and let me stay. But my dinner break (which I use to work out) was interrupted by work, so I had to cut the elliptical short. It was 10pm by the time I was home, and I had to work at 6am the next day, so I decided to sleep instead and finished that workout the next day, which is technically a rest day, but this sentence is going to run on and that makes everything okay, doesn't it?
Today, I ran for 40 minutes at 6.5 mph - my legs felt a little tight today, so I took it "easy." I finished the workout with a set of sprints on the treadmill - I maxxed it out (10 mph). After my cooldown walk, I did four sets of 30 sec sprint + 1 min walk. I feel great, and will continue to do the sprints post-run every Thursday as prescribed by Marathoning for Mortals. I had forgotten to do them that last four weeks...oops.