Happy Monday! Hope you had a great Halloween weekend!
Monday – 5K
Tuesday – OFF
Wednesday – 5K
Thursday – CROSSTRAIN
Friday – 5K + CROSSTRAIN
Saturday – JOCK YOGA + CROSSTRAIN
Sunday – k
So last week I did not post a Monday on the Run because my coach had me taking the week off. And by week off I mean texting her almost daily asking if I can crosstrain since I couldn’t run after the half marathon. She said no. I asked regardless because I was definitely feeling like an eager beaver.
This week I’m easing back into my runs and they were all easy runs. On Monday and Wednesday, I did 5K each (I wanted to keep going but had to show restraint!)
Thursday I went on my first spin bike at GoodLife Fitness and holy – it was life changing! My heart rate was a good 10-20 higher than when I use the exercise bike and I was able to push harder. Usually on the exercise bike I can take my time or stay on for an hour but after 30 minutes on the spin bike – I was done!
Friday I got my first “workout.” I did 5K with an easy 5×60 seconds at race pace: 5:16, 5:25, 5:53, 5:40, and 5:20 – as you can see here, I still don’t really know what my race pace is. I ended my run at GoodLife Fitness and hopped on the spin bike to do another 30 minutes.
Saturday morning, I was convinced by my friend to check out something called Jock Yoga (strength and endurance focused yoga hybrid) and holy crap. I had never done so many (failed) attempts at push ups! I sweat almost more than I did the day before on the spin bike! It was not what I expected but it was an intense full body workout. And because I have fallen in love with the spin bike… I bussed over to GoodLife Fitness after brunch and finished my daily workout session with 20 minutes on the spin bike.
Sunday – after eating a ton of food at the Halloween party the night before – I totally slept in then did 10K with hills and of course, you guessed it, ran to GoodLife Fitness to spin some more. It was a calorie scorching day!
How was your week? Anyone race the New York Marathon or any local races?