Saturday– Long run of just about 11 miles. The plan was to run for a total of 141 minutes that includes 10 minutes of warming up and cooling down. My initial goal was to run with a HR of 158-163. Well, that did not happen. I am OK with that. let me tell you why. I took all of last week as a kind of step-back week. Because of my job and
neurotic behavior I am unable to rest for a whole week. Besides that fact that I would probably drive myself off a cliff crazy– I just figured I would take a lid back approach with my running and spinning and ellipticalling. ( it’s a word). With that being said, I kept a running HR average of 149. That is crazy. Crazy because I still kept a 9:54 pace. That’s not super fast or anything, but I totally figured it would be well in the 10 minute range. Nope.
Monday- Spin at 10. Strength interval today. I think we climbed for a total of 30 minutes.
Tuesday- Treadmill run – HR goal of 148-158. Let me tell you how difficult it was to keep it here for 54 minutes. It was HARD. I managed though…I averaged 155. 🙂
After that I did some 3 sets of Lat pull down and some rotator cuff exercises before I took on the Burpee Chain Row again.
I cranked out 6 minute today. Working my way up to 10! I find that counting out loud ( loudly) and grunting, really helps me get through this torture. It really does. I made it though 3 sets of 10 this time (click for more explanation on this exercise).
After this self torture..the kids and I ran around the track. Amara made it .5 miles while Miles and I did a sprint, run, jog walk tpe of thing for a bit less distance. You try running with a 4 year old that thinks everything is a race. 😉 It was fun. Amara wants to keep on doing this during her school break. She is very desperate to run a 5k this winter with me. She says that if she wants to be a real runner she might as well get used to running through all the seasons. She’s 7. It took me29 years to figure this out!
Just for fun, I posted 1 of my favorite pictures of Miles on Facebook.
People thought I just had a baby! 4 years ago people!! 😉
We can’t leave Amara out!
Just a quick trip down memory lane!
Have you tried the Burpee Chain Row yet??