What a week! I think I am feeling as close to 100% healthy as I can get. 🙂 No more hacking cough and blowing snot all day……. Sunday was a day off for me. Letting my body recover so I could give my all during my workouts for the rest of the week. Monday was Spin class. Strength Intervals were on tap today. Yes, that’s a sticky note stuck on my face. SO what??
Tuesday was a treadmill run. It was pouring outside and in the upper 40’s. I wanted to run outside, but the heavy rain scared me away. The run went really well (knock on wood) again. I think I was actually only in my zone 1 for the duration of the run, even though I wrote above it was intervals. Ooops. Wednesday I taught Cardio Sculpt at 6am and Spin at 10am. Spin was full of tough sprints. I was getting my last spin ride in on the old bikes…we received new bikes on Friday! Very happy about this- out with the old, in with the new!
Aren’t they beautiful??? 🙂 Thursday was an unplanned day off. Booo! But, stuff happens and ya just get over it. My planned run was pushed to Friday morning instead. Not ideal, since I do my longer run on Saturday.
Friday was a “fun” interval run going between my HR zones (1-4) for about 8 miles. Fun times. Whew– it was hard, but I got it done. No breathing issues again. So most Thursday nights I have a work meeting at Gazelle Sports. We had a tech rep from Asics stop in to tell us about all the cool new shoes and updates they have. I was lucky enough to be able to
steal borrow a pair of the new Asics Excel33 running shoes. I used them for my treadmill run. I have never been a fan of Asics, because I ALWAYS get a blister. Well, I almost got one by the end of this run too. 😦 The shoes were nice though. Nice and light and colorful too!
If you can’t tell by the picture, I was foam rolling. Note to self: Never stop foam rolling. It’s literally a PAIN to start again OUCH! Saturday was another run. I was not thinking I would do so well since my legs were already tired from the day before. Fortunately it did not go as bad as I thought. Whew… Saturday I found myself back in the Asics Excell33. I decided to give them another chance and I wore higher socks. No blisters!! I would actually purchase these shoes even though I can’t stand wearing higher socks to run in….I am a no-show girl all the way. Oh well, I am up for the sock challenge! 😉 My run went fabulously! Over 12 miles in with HR training again. I went 4 minutes in zone 2 (157-167) and zone 4 (177-187) for 2 minutes. The first hour was great, but the next 35 minutes I was unable to get my HR to get up enough. No need to stress it averaged 160 for the last part of the run, but I was running a few sub 8 miles with a “low” HR. What’s up with that?!??! Well that was my week!! I only got one day of lifting in, but this week will be better. 🙂 I hope you all had a wonderful week too. Let me know what you are training for, I would love to hear about it.