This has been a great week! I've done a lot, but I feel energized instead of tired. Yay! Here are the week's highlights so far:
- "Next Level" functional training workout at the downtown YMCA.
I did it on Monday and again on Wednesday. It's a killer workout, but I can already feel that I am getting stronger. The exercises change every week, but they were the same on Monday and Wednesday, and I had to do less modifications when I did it yesterday. Yay! The workout is a circuit of 12 different exercises that we do 2x each for 30s on/15s off. Check out my dailymile log for the exercises we did this week.
- Running with Jen. My friend Jen is doing the C25k, and yesterday was her first 20 minute run. I volunteered to do it with her outdoors to free her from the dreadmill. She did amazing, and we had so much fun! Congrats Jen!
- Speed Work!
I actually love running in the track and doing speed work, but I haven't done it in months. It was a bit too much to build millage for my first marathon and work on speed, so I focused on distance last season, but I am now ready to get faster! Today's workout was 8 x 400 @ 5K pace, and it went great. I can tell I'm in much better shape. With the warm up and cool down, I ran over 5 miles! Read details at DM.
PS - I wrote this earlier in the day, while I was still basking in my runner's high from this morning's run at the track. Now that it is 6:30 p.m., I think I've hit my limit for the week. I'm beat! I basically phoned it in for my swim workout this afternoon. I only managed 500 yds, and had to force myself to even due that much, so I cut it short because I was exhausted and could feel myself getting sloppier with each lap. Thankfully, tomorrow is a rest day :)