Hot springs

10 miles in 7:15 pace

Ahh vacation.   Gotta love it.  No rush to be anywhere at any time, no messes to clean up, no whiney kids (although I do love having kids on vacation and I actually miss them right now), no cooking, and freedom to do whatever you want, when you want.

This morning we slept in until 8 a.m. again and went to get some complimentary breakfast.  Ate something light, and saved more in our room for later.  Then we went to the hot springs fitness center and ran on treadmills.  I did the workout my Coach gave me:

20 minute warmup, stretching, 4X25 second strides.

5 minutes at half marathon pace (I locked it in at 5:49 pace)

2 minutes easy

3 minutes at 10k pace (I did 5:36 pace)

2 minutes easy

and repeat that 5X2X3X2 interval 2 more times.

10 minute cool down

I actually really enjoyed doing this on the treadmill because I could just lock in the pace and keep it going.  It was pretty mindless.  I didn’t even wear my ipod, I just stared out the window at the snow falling on the cars driving by and people walking around.  I got pretty sweaty though doing it inside.  But no one complained.

After running Aaron and I went to the stretching area and rolled out for a good 20 minutes then went to soak in the hot springs for another 30 minutes.  Now we’re going to go snowboarding, I guess.   As you can see we’re really committed to getting our money’s worth on the ski slopes.  Actually we didn’t pay for our passes, we just got them free for paying for our hotel as part of the early season ski promotion.  I think we’ll go back to the hot springs after dinner tonight for some more soaking.  It just feels so good!

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