Thursday = short workout day. Did a The Firm Express workout: cardio + sculpt. I do like this DVD’s but there’s one thing I don’t like. The workouts are short and all the exercises are short too. I would have preferred it if they did less exercises so you could do more of the same. But overall it’s a good short workout.
Total time: 20 minutes.
Tough run because I needed to break the mental block in my head that I could run more than 8K (5 miles). And I didn’t do a longer run last weekend. But I gave it a try and I did it. Intervals 15:1 but I stopped twice to catch my breath. Since I don’t watch my pace at the moment during runs I was more than surprised to see my overall pace afterwards, much faster than I thought I was, haven’t run much at this pace this year.
The weather was absolutely perfect for running, best weather for a run so far this year.
Very happy with this run.
Weather:dry, sunny, hardly any wind, 9C (48 degrees)
Distance: 9.6 K / 6 miles
Average time: 06:46 /km
Average speed: 8.8 km/hour
Last song on Ipod before finish: The Fratellis – Chelsea Dagger.
X-TrainFit workout: hardcore. A mat workout with only core exercises. Great workout.
Total time: 54 minutes.
Early morning run, it was dark again because the clock went an hour forward Saturday night but hopefully in a few weeks I’ll be running in daylight again in the morning. Nothing special about this run, it was just a good run. Intervals: 16:1.
Weather:dry, not much wind, 5C (41 degrees)
Distance: 5 K / 3.1 miles
Average time: 07:03 /km
Average speed: 8.5 km/hour
Last song on Ipod before finish: Guns ‘n Roses – Sweet child of mine
Turbofire: HITT 25 + Stretch 10. An intense HITT cardio workout of 25 minutes followed by a nice stretch for 10 minutes.
Total time: 35 minutes.
Rest. My body felt very tired Monday and Tuesday and I decided Tuesday night I needed an extra rest day to recover.
Very pleased with last week results, especially with Saturday’s run. It was a good training week.