I took a rest day on Wednesday where I had planned a run. I did the run on Thursday only shorter than originally planned. I had decided the night before that I would run 3.2K without walking breaks and I did. It went great. I didn’t watch my pace, I just ran. Great run.
Weather:dry, hardly any wind, 7C (44 degrees)
Distance: 3.2 K / 2 miles
Average time: 06:51 /km
Average speed: 8.8 km/hour
Last song on Ipod before finish: Pink! – So what
Rest but I did work in the garden the entire morning.
Jillian Michaels Shred it with weights, level 1. This is actually a kettlebell workout but I don’t own a kettlebell and have no intention in buying one because this is the only DVD I own that uses a kettlebell. But it could be done with a hand weight too which I did (one of the girls behind Jillian showed the moves with a hand weight). Very fun workout and it gave me a good sweat. I could feel I worked my shoulders.
Total time: 28 minutes.
Woohoooooooo: 5 K without walk breaks. I actually had planned an interval of 23:1 for this run but after 23 minutes I said: one more song, after that one more song and so on until I finished this one without walking. One of my goals this year was to run 30 minutes without stopping and I finally did it. Feels good, feels like I’m finally getting back to my old running level.
Weather:dry, not much wind, 5C (41 degrees)
Distance: 5 K / 3.1 miles
Average time: 06:52 /km
Average speed: 8.7 km/hour
Last song on Ipod before finish: Marc Almond – Something’s got a hold of my heart.
I put in a DVD of The Firm but after 5 minutes I realized I had done this one just 2 weeks ago. I bought this DVD with 2 workouts on it but it were just copied workouts from the Firm Express series that I also bought. I don’t like doing the same thing so soon after each other and stopped after 8 minutes. This workout doesn’t count and I’m going to sell the 2 DVD’s that have the same workouts as on the Firm Express. Bummer!
I didn’t run/workout that much last week but I’m perfectly okay with that. I obviously needed to take a step back and take the rest. My 5K without walking breaks is definitely my highlight this week.