Thursday, April 29, 2010

Three Things Thursday

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:
  1. "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.

  2. 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!

  3. 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 :)

2 comments:

Lauren said...

wow great job! That's some intense training!

onelittletrigirl said...

Way to go on helping out your friend!! Paying the healthy fit lifestyle forward!!!

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