Tuesday~ 6:30 am road bike….I made it just under 15 miles on this beautiful morning. My Garmin says otherwise because it was not picking up the satellite, but whateva. I tried to do some form of interval training. It goes Ok for a while, but as I keep riding it gets a little more difficult. The paved path is awesome, but there are stop signs and traffic every so often. My goals for this ride was when I was pushing it – to keep my heart rate at 160 and higher for the duration. The duration was anywhere between half a mile up to 1.5 miles. I had no real plan there. As for the recoveries I wanted to not fully recover, but keep my HR in the low 150’s. Why am I doing this type of interval you ask?? I have no idea. It just seemed like the way to go today. I wish I had some scientific research to back up why, but I don’t always need the facts man. Just go. It was fun. The weather was perfect. It was about 69 degrees and I loved it. This is the type of summer I love!! 🙂
4:15 pm ~ Cardio Sculpt. Circuit training. I threw some new stuff at the ladies today. It’s a good thing my butt was already sore from the Butt Bible, because we did a lot of squats and lunges in class today. Dang. What was I thinking?!?!
5:40pm~ 2 mile warm up (running) I decided at the last-minute to go ahead and do the workout by myself. I thought if I tried to wait around for an hour I might just go home! I probably
should could have called it a day, but again, the weather was too perfect not to play in. So off I went. I had another HR goal for mile 2+, to keep my HR in the 160’s and see how it went. It went fine. I did not pass out or anything! I also forgot to use my inhaler before class and then again before running…ooops. But I guess I did alright with my own lung power! 😉
I was going to head home after that. I did a lot of activity and tomorrow will be just as busy ( exercise wise and beyond…) My running club’s plan was to run 8×400’s. Well I stayed and did 4 of them. I thought that was good enough. I took about 2 minutes between 400 meter sprints. I ran the 400’s between a 7:13 and a 7:35 pace. Not consistent and you would think the 7:35 paced 400 would be my last one due to fatigue – nope. It was my first one due to I had no clue what I was doing! My last one gave my breathing a run for its money, but I did not pass out or stop breathing or stop running for that matter. Score! My cool down was super lame. I walked less than a lap around the track! Ha. I called it a day finally!
I tallied up my calorie burn for the day. It was over 1000. Time for dinner!
* the Triple Threat = my 3 workouts. I was reaching for a title and that is all I could come up with today!
On tap for Wednesday: Muscle and Movement/Spin/Piyo