Week 2 of a good schedule! Success. Good balance of runs and yoga. I’m feeling back on track and great about heading into the spring – and training again! I’m kind of ignoring that I need start that soon.
• Fitness Mag workouts: 01:30:00
Total body express band workout sheets (some of these and some of these) that came with my January issue plus the Express Workout in the same issue. I really didn’t feel like a run and I’ve been wanting to try the band moves. All around great workouts! I was sweating, but not out of breath like cardio. Lots of hip and oblique work. Finished with some inversions.
• TM tempo run: 5 miles; 54:01 (10:48 pace)
Pretty happy with this run. I broke it up into miles:
1 | 12:00 pace, 4% inline (easy warm up mile)
2 | 10:00 pace, 1% incline
3 | 11:00 pace, 2% incline
4 | 10:00 pace, 1% incline (with one 9:30 pace quick interval)
5 | 12:00 pace, 1% incline (easy cool down mile with two 9:30 pace quick intervals)
Those 10:00 miles are pretty quick for me right now, but I stuck with it and didn’t let myself slow the speed. My slow runner self WILL improve my overall pacing. 🙂
• Slow and simple yoga: 1:00:00
After a warm-up I realized I just needed a slow practice today. I took my time, focused on opening my hips and kept it simple. Sometimes I just need a yoga day that I’m not working on more difficult postures.
• TM hill workout: 2.78 miles, 34:02 (12:14 pace)
Warm up of 5 minutes; Inclines of 8, 10 & 12% for 12 minutes, 6 minutes of recovery; faster run for 6 minutes; cool down of 5 minutes. I haven’t been sleeping well this week and went in to this workout a bit run down. Pushed through for a good run – and skipped the weights!
• Speed and inversions in yoga: 1:00:00
Normally I like a very precise practice; holding poses, focusing on proper alignment, taking time to work deeper. Tonight, though, I switched it up for about a 30-minute faster vinyassa. Then I worked on head, forearm and handstands for a while.
I feel great about this week! It’s a little disappointing that I haven’t slept well; not sure why so I’m working on that. I’d like to punch out a 7-mile run this weekend. We may have people over for dinner tonight (new friends!) which necessitates a grocery run and will cut out run time this afternoon. Tomorrow will be fine.