Sunday~ I went for a solo ride today. I was able to get in 16.5 miles before calling it quits. I had a plan going into the ride, but yea not so much. I wanted to do sort of an interval workout. I wanted to push the pace for 1 mile and then recover for a mile. Well, I think the path I was riding on was a bit too popular for that. That’s the excuse I will use today anyway. My average speed ended up being 15.1 miles per hour. I will take it! I did a kind of interval ride, but it was not as structured as I wanted it to be. No complaints though. I am glad I was able to get out there and GO! I ended up going about 16. 5 miles total. I want to get a bigger/longer ride in soon. My duathlon is on the 16th of July so I need to get going! * side note. I was offered a puff or two of an illegal substance while I was riding. Some dude pulled off to the side and was smoking something a little suspicious smelling! No thanks dude! 😉
Monday~ That early morning short run did not happen. I was trying to just wake up w/o an alarm to see what happened. Well, my “alarm” went off at 3 am. The alarm wanted me to hang out in the bathroom with him for a few minutes. Since that was way too early for me to run I went back to sleep….until said alarm came back 4 hours later. So, no run for me this morning, maybe later but probably not.
Spin at 10 am. I borrowed an idea from a fellow spin instructor today. We rode a half marathon in class. So, it was up to me to keep just the right speed/pace/cadence. The class had to mimic my pace etc. in order to get the proper mileage down. It was a lot harder than I thought. It was basically a Race Day profile……more or less. We did it though. I thought it was fun too. It was a bit more nerve wracking for me because it was up to me to get the race done on time. I was close enough. 😉 I plan on doing this more in class and will hopefully find real half marathon routes to ride.
My other gig is taking a few weeks off. So there was no Totally Toned today. What to do?? Go to Marshall’s and TJ Maxx of course! I still had my sitter, ( thanks Uncle D) so why not? They both have an extensive fitness section. If you need weights, yoga mats, Fuel Belts or kettle bells for a great price; I would suggest shopping at one of these stores. I went to the locations on Alpine. They also have great deals on Nike and Adidas ( dri fit styles) capri’s, running shorts and tanks. As in the capri’s are $17-$20 and usually about $45. Deal. Both places have some unique food offerings as well. They have coconut butter ( really good. It’s a different brand than my favorite brand, but it will suffice for the price!). They have lots of flax seed inspired items too. As usual, I left with nothing, but thought I would share the great deals that hopefully somebody can make use of. 🙂
So my goals for last week. I met most of them.
Insanity 2x ( will count it as strength training), ( 1x thus far)
flexibility/core 2x, ( core DONE) ( Flexibility 1x)
road bike 1x, (Check!)
early morning short run 1x. ( Umm, I will count my Tuesday 2 mile at 11:30am! DONE!)
I slacked on Insanity and Flexibility. Boo! I will try to do better with this weeks goals:
Strength Training 2 x ( will count Insanity/Bodyrock TV as strength training)
road bike 1x
early morning short run 1x.
We have lots of rain predicted for this week. I might have to play my early morning run/ride by ear, but as long as it does not rain all day, I should be able to fit something in..right!??!
On tap for Tuesday: Run and cross train.