It was such a great week of workouts!
First, I wrapped up week 2 of half marathon training feeling super strong. I am following a training plan that is challenging me, especially when it comes to speed and tempo runs. I go into them wondering how I can possibly pull it off and then it happens and it’s hard but I get it done…and it feels amazing. I’m using a training plan that requires me to plug in a recent race time to give me my training paces and estimated race finish time. It’s pushing me but I want to PR and I have a time goal in mind. It’s been a LONG time since I’ve worked towards a goal like this and I LOVE it!
Second, I taught BodyPump for the first time since January…and realized how much I’ve missed it and how great of a workout it is. BodyPump is the first group fitness class I ever got certified to teach and I credit it for giving me the skills and knowledge to become the teacher I am today. I taught BodyPump for six years before giving it up in January due to schedule conflicts and needing to focus my teaching efforts. It is so much fun to teach and the best total body workout. I need more BodyPump in my life. I am going to be SO sore tomorrow!
4 mile run @ 8:05 pace
I was supposed to run 3 miles at a 9ish pace but I had so much energy and the run felt amazing so I just went with it.
Strength + Yoga
Strength Circuit x 5
10 deadlifts (105#)
10 pull ups (kipping)
10 push ups
10 GHD sit ups
Monthly Ritz Carlton class hosted by my friend Kyle!
4 miles, 1 mile warm up, 2 x 1600 at 7:06 pace with 800 meter recover after each mile
I have been so good about foam rolling this training cycle and it’s helping so much. Especially with my IT bands!
Easy Run + Strength
2 miles at 9:03 pace
Strength Circuit x 5
12 back squats (85#)
10 bench press (85#)
10 supine toes to bar (ab exercise)
8 miles at 8:56 pace in 95% humidity (HOLY CRAP!)
It rained all night Friday and into the early morning hours. I kept hitting snooze on my alarm and finally got up and told myself if it was raining, I’d postpone my long run. It wasn’t raining so I laced up my shoes and hit the road. It was CRAZY humid but I was so motivated seeing all of the other runners out getting their long runs done. I passed so many running groups and everyone was greeting each other and smiling. I’ve missed BodyPump AND running! 🙂
BodyPump + Yoga
I taught BodyPump and yoga at the Y. I practiced with my yoga class (which I don’t usually do) because there were only three students + assisting is not encouraged at the Y and I don’t know what to do if I don’t assist!!!!
So the overall mix ended up being…
– 2 yoga practices
– 3 strength workouts
– 4 runs
– 1 rest day
Tell me about your week of workouts. What are you loving? Where are you feeling strong?