- Monday: yoga – 35 min. Completed after the girls were asleep.
Another Monday-night yoga session with Jillian Michaels, another good workout…although another bout of me thinking, ‘It’s time to find a new yoga workout.’
Any suggestions for anything available online (e.g. YouTube)?
- Tuesday: 3-mile run – 29:25/9:48 pace. Treadmill. Completed before work, about 6 a.m.
I forgot to take my inhaler before my run, so I struggled a bit with shortness of breath. But I warmed up at 5.7 mph, then did 2 miles of intervals, and then cooled down around 6 mph.
I’ve been doing a variation on this interval pattern the last couple of weeks:
Distance – Speed (mph)
0-0.1 – 6
0.1-0.2 – 6.2
0.2-0.3 – 6.4
0.3-0.4 – 6.2
0.4-0.5 – 6
0.5-0.6 – 6.2
0.6-0.7 – 6.4
0.7-0.8 – 6.6
0.8-0.9 – 6.4
0.9-1 – 6.6
I absolutely swear by intervals – at least right now – for challenging me speed-wise, and for making my runs go by so quickly.
- Wednesday: Zumba – 45 min. Class at the Y.
Another good, sweaty class.
- Thursday: 5-mile run – 52:20/10:28 pace. Treadmill. Completed before work, about 5:45 a.m.
I don’t remember much about this run, but I assume I warmed up, did some intervals, then cooled down.
Body Pump7-mile run – 70:33/10:05 pace. Treadmill. Completed while the girls were down for their afternoon nap, about 12:
The weather was
cold frigid with a side of windy, and the meal plan called for Mexican at a favorite local restaurant, so I moved my run up from Saturday to Friday, and I did all of it on the treadmill at the gym.
I broke it into two runs – a 5-miler and a 2-miler. I did a variation on my usual interval pattern for the 5-miler, took a bathroom break, then did another round of intervals for the 2-miler.
I did the 5 miles in 50:15 (10:03 pace) and the 2 miles in 20:18 (10:09 pace). I was flying. I felt really good. And I could not wait to reward myself with a margarita.
Oh, I forgot to mention that I could not get Pandora to connect on the wifi at the gym, so I did my entire run without music. Um, yeah.
restLateral elliptical trainer – 30 min. + 1-mile run – 8:27. Completed while the girls were down for their afternoon nap, about 1 p.m.
Christopher took the dog for a run outside, so I went to the gym for some cross training when he got back home.
I did 30 minutes on the lateral elliptical trainer – you move in a side-to-side ellipse, rather than a front-to-back ellipse – shifting between three workout modes: normal (narrow, low resistance), thigh toner (wide, low resistance), and quad power (wide, medium resistance).
I opted to tack on a quick mile on the treadmill. I was curious how fast I could bust out a mile, so I started at 7 mph and worked my way up to 8 mph.
Here’s what’s on tap for this week:
- Tomorrow – yoga
- Tuesday – 3-mile run
- Wednesday – Zumba
- Thursday – 6-mile run
- Friday – Body Pump
- Saturday – 12-mile run
- Sunday – rest
Temperatures could reach almost 40 by the weekend. I am pumped.