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Monday, February 8, 2010

Cheating through The Shred

So I had to take 2 days off of The Shred before my muscles felt recovered enough to run without giving out. I put off this week's "long run," which was only 4 miles until today after school.

(Please don't judge me for using a Beginner's Half Marathon Plan even though this is my fourth 13.1...and for choosing the minimum mileages on each day.)

I had a really good run though and (due to heading out too late and trying to get back before it was completely pitch dark) it felt pretty speedy for me. I even decided to go ahead and forge through with Day 4 of The Shred afterwards.

Confession: I completely cheated and fast-forwarded through the warm-up (I figured I was plenty warm already), cardio (since I just got in about 40 minutes of running, I didn't feel that guilty skipping those 6 minutes), and cool-down (I'm on the floor now in a v-sit stretching out my arms to reach my laptop).

I doubt Jillian would approve. : )


  1. Shredding after a run... you're amazing. I think it's smart to do a plan even with several under your belt. It's always good to have a guide.

  2. Oh, I never judge..... I'm just trying to figure out how you Shredded after a 40 minute run!

  3. I've never tried Shred, but I've heard it's pretty intense. Kudos for you for getting it in with a run, even if it was a little less than perfect. It's the effort that counts. When you go all out, you know it, so don't worry. It all evens out in the end. :)

  4. i never do the warm-up if i have already ran!:-)