Monday, March 23rd: 30 minutes on exercise bike.
Tuesday, March 24th: 3 miles in 30 minutes on treadmill. I did pause about every ten minutes to re-stretch my legs which were feeling pretty tight.
Wednesday, March 25th: 2 miles at high school track. I did a few easy laps, then decided I'd see how fast I could run a mile. I ended up finishing in 7:46. It took every ounce of will power I had to not blow chunks. I'm looking forward to the coming months and trying to beat my time.
Thursday, March 26th: Rest.
Friday, March 27th: Rest.
Saturday, March 28th: 6 miles in 70 minutes. We spent the weekend camping with the Coopers at Valley of Fire near Mesquite. Mel and I were feeling ambitious and decided to run the 3 miles to the Visitor Center and back in mid-day heat. We walked around 2 of the 6 miles so we were happy with our time.
Later in the evening I went on a long mountain bike ride through a scenic loop which was absolutely beautiful. I think I tried to do it too fast though, and didn't feel the greatest afterward. There is a marathon, half, and 10k on November 21st at Valley of Fire. Being such a scenic area, I think I'll have to participate in one of those runs.
Check out this short video of a runner's experience at the Valley of Fire Marathon. 100 5th graders were there to run the last mile of the marathon. It's exciting and inspiring.