Thursday = short workout day. The Firm Express, it’s only 20 minutes but the tempo is high, no rest between exercises. This one had a combination of cardio and weights.
Total time: 20 minutes.
Planned active rest day. Spend the morning cleaning my house and took a walk with Bella in the afternoon.
Now that it isn’t that cold anymore I don’t have any excuse to skip runs. And I didn’t. It was a tough run though because the hard wind almost blow me off the road sometimes. My time is a bit slower than usual too because I had to run against the wind a few times. I did 5:1 intervals on this run and I felt great afterwards. Now my goal is to continue running 3 times a week.
Weather:dry with an occasional drop of rain, strong wind, 7C (44 degrees)
Distance: 8 K / 5 miles
Average time: 07:16 /km
Average speed: 8.3 km/hour
Last song on Ipod before finish: Michael Jackson – P.Y.T.
Short run on my schedule. It was sunny but I did get some hail during my run. Also the roads were icy and I had to be careful not to slip. Because of that it was a not so fast run but I’d rather be slow than fall and get injured. Did 6:1 intervals.
Weather:dry, a bit of hail, not much wind, 3C (37 degrees)
Distance: 4 K / 2.5 miles
Average time: 06:57 /km
Average speed: 8.6 km/hour
Last song on Ipod before finish: Bruce Springsteen – Waiting on a sunny day.
My first P90X workout: core synergistics and I loved it! A lot of push ups which I do the girly way. I still can’t do a full push up but I keep on trying. What I like about the Beachbody programs is that you see in the screen how much time the exercise is and it counts down, so is the total workout time. If I get tired during an exercise and see it’s only 20 more seconds I push through.
Total time: 56 minutes.
Went out for a morning run. The weather was good and it wasn’t too cold. The run was good, not much to say about this one. Did 6:1 intervals.
Weather:dry, some wind, 3C (37 degrees)
Distance: 4.5 K / 2.8 miles
Average time: 06:53 /km
Average speed: 8.7 km/hour
Last song on Ipod before finish: Robbie Williams – Lovelight.
Yogalates total body toner abdominals. This was a boring workout. Half of it were breathing exercises which is good but not for too long. It didn’t feel like a workout at all and I won’t be doing this particular workout again. The DVD has 3 more other workouts and I hope they will be better.
Total time: 25 minutes.
Excellent workout week, I didn’t skip workouts, sticked to my workout plan. Very happy with this.
I’ve switched my Sunday run and my Monday workout because I don’t really like running 2 days in a row. And because of that I have skipped my Sunday run too often in the past weeks. I will be running on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. I started doing this so that I wouldn’t have to run in the dark twice a week. But now that it’s not that cold anymore I don’t really mind. And besides it will be light in the morning in a couple of weeks.