Today was the perfect day for variety! The weather was beautiful (mid 50s and sunny blue skies). The kids went next door for their weekly playdate. I was free to run! And run is just what I did. :D
2 mile warm up OUTSIDE = 16:58
4 x 800 at Speed Interval (3:30) = 3:21 and 3:36 (both outside) & 3:34 and 3:32 (treadmill)
4 x 400 at Speed Interval (1:45) = 1:47, 1:47, 1:46, and 1:44 (all treadmill)
1 mile cool down OUTSIDE = 8:59
Between treadmill intervals, I threw a load of wash into the dryer, started the washing machine, tidied up a few things... not exactly your normal rest interval but certainly efficient.
I developed a new running playlist last weekend (hadn't had one on the iPod since we converted to Mac) and I used it for the first time today during the 400 intervals and the cool down. I love the songs but will likely tweak the arrangement a bit before my long runs. I actually don't use it much - especially outdoors, but it is nice once in a while. Spice! :D
For Valentine's Day, I gave DH a bike trainer - he isn't quite sure what to think of it. It was a complete surprise to him and I'm not sure he is familiar with them. Hopefully he'll get a chance to try it out this weekend. I also made lobster tails and big skewered scallops with shrimp and zucchini and a mango mojo sauce. Yummy!