Let me tell you about my cross training plans besides the running.
You know I ended my gym membership. It ends in January and last week I’ve been working out what I want to do for cross training. I decided I am going to use workout DVD’s for my strength workout. I invested in some DVD’s that will arrive soon in the mail, these are all by Jillian Michaels. I will expand this collection by buying a new DVD every month so I can choose every time. I have a few on my wish list already.
K. and I were going to try out Bootcamp in October but we both look forward to this and we changed the date and now we will go in September. If I like bootcamp, I will start taking classes soon after the free class we’re going to.
Basically my cross training will exist from swimming (pool at the gym till January, public swimming pool after that), Bootcamp (if I like it), workout DVD’s, cardio sessions in the gym (till January) and some yoga now and then. I will make a plan every week, also based on appointments I might have in that week. If a workout has to be dropped due to a busy schedule it will be a cross training.
Yesterday morning I had to do an easy run of 5.6 K (3.5 miles). I took 3 walk breaks which is my goal for my runs this week. It was a good run. Only thing was that it started to rain pretty hard the last K of my run so I came home pretty wet but for that we have hot showers right?
Weather: dry ending with rain, a little bit of wind, 13C (55 degrees)
Distance: 5.6 K / 3.5 miles
Average time: 7:12 /km
Average speed: 8.3 km/hour
Last song on Ipod before finish: Journey – Don’t stop believing
After work I went to the gym for a swim workout. I took it to the next level and swam 870 yards in 30 minutes (instead of 660 yards at my last swim). It went easy.
I didn’t have the pool the entire time to myself. While I was swimming 2 guys came in the pool who didn’t really swim. I’m a pretty good swimmer and when I do freestyle I go pretty fast and I have a good technique. That’s not to brag but the result of years of swimming when I was a kid. At one point I heard one of them a bit behind me, he tried to pass me but he couldn’t. Shortly after that they left the pool. It made me smile: I may not be the fastest runner but in the pool I can beat a guy 🙂
This morning I had to do speedwork: 6 x 400 metres (at 5K pace) with 400 metres jog/walk in between. Speedwork is tough but I did all 6 repeats at the right pace. The jogs in between were slow.
Weather: dry, a little bit of wind, 13C (55 degrees)
Distance: 5.2 K / 3.2 miles
Average time: 6:57 /km
Average speed: 8.6 km/hour
Last song on Ipod before finish: Glee Cast – She’s not there
During lunch I had the weekly lunchwalk with K. We walked for 32 minutes. When I came home I took Bella out for a 32-minute walk. A good active day!
Chicken Parmengia with salad. Recipe by Bill Granger – Bill’s basics.
Chicken burritos. Recipe by Bill Granger – Bill’s basics.
Pork tenderloin marinated in yellow curry paste with fresh pinapple, red onion and cherry tomatoes, served with rice. Recipe by Bill Granger – Bill’s basics.
365 days photo challenge 2011
Day 221 – Tuesday August 9
Sunrise during morning run.
I love these shoes I was wearing on Tuesday.
Day 222 – Wednesday August 10
Lunchwalk with K.