Ok, back to Tuesday night’s speed work!
Tuesday’s plan was Mixed Intervals.
2 mile warm up – 18:19 I was still NOT feeling the whole running thing yet.
2 miles at 1/2 marathon pace – My goal pace was 8:53 ( since that was my most recent 1/2 marathon pace) Actual pace= 8:39 . I felt pretty good, even with the wind on the home stretch.
2 minute rest ( or 3, who’s counting really???)
1 mile at tempo – My tempo goal- not so sure, but I settled at 8:00-8:05 Actual pace = 8:11. The wind got me. Really. It was in the worst place possible…on the last straight away on the track. That’s just mean! 🙂
1 minute rest
800 meters at 5k pace – goal pace- 7:35 actual pace = 7:37. I blame the wind again. I was sooo close to goal.
400 meters all out. No goal..I have no idea what my all out effort is. It took me 1:30. I don’t think it was all out. I got a bit scared of my awesome breathing, but I think I could have done better than 1:30.
2 mile cool down- ummm…Andi and I walked a whole lap around the track instead! Rebels!
I was happy with how the workout went. This was my first time doing a workout such as this. The mail goal was to progressively get faster as the distances got shorter.
M & M at 6 am! Let’s wake up people! I had most of the same people from last week. I guess they didn’t mind me too much. We did more cardio than last week today. That was the only feedback or constructive criticism that I received. I always ask and I never ( well, usually) get offended. Of course, the person that suggested that was not in class today! Figures… 😉 I only did a little kick boxing today, but the cardio that we did was very easy to follow, but effective. After class I did biceps, triceps and lat pull downs to feel well-rounded. I did plenty of lunges and squats in class. I get a break from this class for 2 whole weeks! I like that. I think I will enjoy this rotation.
Spin at 10! Interval’s this morning. I will admit that I made up this class this morning. I usually do it the night before at the latest. But, for some odd reason it just slipped my mind! Oops! Well I was not scrambling to make the class up this morning. I have been doing this for years! Class today was hard! In the very best way.
I was able to take PiYo again today. It was already harder than last weeks class! I think today had more pilates than yoga. Ugh. I suck at pilates! I know I need it in my world though so this was great. I will definitely keep up with this as long as it fits in my schedule. I need to work on core strength in general, but with running and cycling it’s extra important. I have a very hard time doing yoga and pilates on my own so this is perfect.
On tap for Thursday: Run?