Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Intervals for Lunch

Thank you so much for your comments on my Quality VS Quantity post. I value your input and, as always, find your ideas and advice helpful. Your feedback is appreciated!

Today I headed out for a run over lunch. Tuesdays and Thursdays are workout days and, while I have a set schedule for Thursdays (with my training group), Tuesdays are up in the air based on what I feel like doing that day. I like the flexibility.

Today's lunch menu featured:

1000m warm-up @ 6:00
2000m interval @ 4:53, 4:52
1000m recovery @ 5:53
2000m interval @ 4:52, 4:45
1000m recovery @ 5:59
1000m interval @ 4:29

Total: 8K (5mi) @ 5:13/KM (8:24/mi)

I exceeded my expectations by far and felt great doing it.

What did you have for lunch today?


Bondi Band was kind enough to send me some products which I received yesterday (awesome goodies!) so watch for a review and another giveaway coming up soon.

Also, don't miss a great giveaway for Champion gear over at Shut Up and Run.

39 comments:

Laura said...

Great intervals! I did intervals today, they absolutely killed me hah!

Staci Dombroski said...

Great job on the intervals! I wish I could run during my lunch hour. We are not allowed to go off the campus nor excercise :(

ShutUpandRun said...

Nice intervals. According to the Runner's Dude, you should be burning calories ALL DAY from that workout.

runkerarun said...

Haha wow, that sure beats my lunch! (but that's not too hard, considering it was some Lipton soup... don't hate). Awesome work, as usual :)

Aneta said...

nice lunch! hehe. that is a great, quick workout!

i had a sandwich and a cup of tea. ur lunch seems better! :)

cant wait for another giveaway!!! how do you get all these things to giveaway! that is great!

teacherwoman said...

I didn't have a run for lunch, but I did have an excellent swim for breakfast! :)

Jen said...

Awesome intervals... and I love BondiBand.

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

Good work speedy. I am ADDICTED to my Bondibands..

Gotta Run..Gotta Ride said...

Bondi Bands....Since i am growing my hair out (again) this would be most useful.

J said...

Well intervals sound a lot better than what I had for lunch! I had pb&j then a cheese stick, goldfish, peanuts and PB cookies with reeses. Great job on the intervals!

Heather said...

Nice lunch! Way better than my lame soup. :)

Zoë said...

Your lunch kicked my Jimmy John sandwiche's butt. Nice job!

Toni said...

Awesome intervals!

The Happy Runner said...

You rock the house!!!!

Steel Springs said...

Awesome! Great run!

Denise said...

Great job!! I've been toying with the idea of running over lunch but I dread the thought of having to shower, blow dry my hair, etc mid day.

runsarah said...

Awesome! I sat in on a lecture on Parkinsons Disease (it was well done actually), avoided Dominos Pizza and Coke, and ate and Ezekiel bread sammy!

Paula said...

Wow...you is seriously fast! No wonder you're pleased!!!

Jess said...

Great job on the intervals!

Jocelyn said...

I feel like going to get a salad is kind of lame now. Great job on your lunch work out! so awesome

TallGuySurfing said...

I found a new energy drink on my lunch today... Rockstar (yellow can) Recovery/Energy. Says it has electrolytes in it with extra caffeine and only 10 calories, but who's counting? LOL... anyways, didn't workout or need to recover, but drank it anyways. Made me all jittery for the rest of the afternoon... probably horrible for me! LOL... that was my lunch! :-)

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

I've been finally getting back in to interval work and it really feels amazing...hard as heck but amazing

Anne said...

A-mazing!! I'm so impressed with how hard you train...my first intervals are weeks away :)

Mel-2nd Chances said...

Speedy intervals!!! Awesome!

Badgergirl said...

Sounds like it was a great lunch today! Beats the chicken noodle soup I had :)

shellyrm aka jogging stroller mama said...

Nice Lunch!

I got to close early due to our latest storm. So no lunch for me.

Great job!

直到遠遠 said...

If you lend someone $20 and never see that person again, it was probably worth it.............................................

Jill said...

woohoo on the intervals!! I wish I could run at lunch. I was home sick today and ate a ton of unhealthy food. Pretty impressive, huh??

Teamarcia said...

Great workout! You're taking your running to a whole new level!
WTG!
My lunch was a slice of veggie pizza and a small salad....oh that was after I threw around the Kettle bell for a bit. ; )

EndorphinBuzz said...

Great work on the intervals and speedy finish under 4:30 for the last km. I have to start doing more speedwork even if I dislike it.

joyRuN said...

Ooohhh yeah. Intervals. I'll have to look those up & see what they are again.

Nice job!!

X-Country2 said...

I'd love to be able to run over lunch. Way to knock them out.

Ali said...

I like your interval workout. Might steal it.

I went to the gym and did an upper body workout at lunch.

destination262 said...

Your lunch sounded awesome!! ;) I guess my "breakfast" was pretty productive if you count my spinning class.. lol

Great job Marlene. I think your inspiration of working out on your lunch hour is making me want to do the same. Why the heck not? :)

Mark said...

Macaroni and Cheese:) Great running my friend!!

lindsay said...

nicely done! i'm a fatty, i eat over lunch :) but you have me trying to figure out how i can possibly get a run in over lunch!! (out in the boonies, by a construction site... hmm)

Kelly said...

I had report cards for lunch, but I did have a nice breakfast of lifting haha

Meg said...

Nice lunch intervals!! I had half of a burrito for lunch and I'm still full!

trialsoftraining said...

Well, this just reminded me it has been FOREVER since I've done intervals :) heh. Nice speedy pace!