Weights at the gym with Emily. We did a bunch of different stuff- bench press, pull ups (the "s" is being generous), captain's chair leg lifts, side plank, bicep curls on the bosu ball, and we did that back-to-back hand-off thing with the heavy ball. Fun stuff! I did my pushups too.
4.0 miles/39:15/9:49 average pace
Easy run with Deana. She was done after 3.7 miles so I had a little solo kick at the end to bring the pace down. She's doing great though! I'm thinking 10k is in her future...
2150 yards/1:00 ish
Masters! YES, I went! It wasn't even that hard, I don't know why I was so nervous. I shared a lane with a girl who was my same speed and it was fun. I kept getting foot cramps though which really sucked. I think that will go away with more time in the pool, right? Any tips? Otherwise the class was fun and went by fast.
1:00 spin class
Spinning! YES, I went! It wasn't even that hard, I don't know why I was so nervous. (you see a theme here?) The music and instruction makes a tough workout go by fast. I didn't think it was anywhere near as hard as riding up real hills outside, but I think that is because there can be so much stress and frustration out on the road. I need to train my mind. Maybe I'm a lot stronger than I think on the bike. Like Zach has been saying this whole time.
Wednesday: brick run
1.85 miles/15:00/8:06 average pace
Right after the class ended I hopped on a treadmill and did my first transition run of the season. My legs felt super fresh and fast. I started off at 6.5 MPH and bumped it up bit by bit, finishing at 8.5 MPH. Weee!
Ya, that's right, we're still on Wednesday. After the run I did about 20 minutes of weights at the gym. Mostly core stuff, but also some bicep curls and shoulder presses. I'd already done my pushups while waiting for spin class to start (Did I mention that I finally did 50 pushups in a row? It was last weekend after our bike ride. Usually I'm maxing out at like 35.). After this I sat in the steam room for a while breathing the eucalyptus steam and feeling like a f-ing champ.
10.4 miles/38:15/16.4 MPH
It finally stopped raining so I got in a nice ride after work in the sunshine today. I was keeping a fast pace the whole time and felt great! Maybe the spin class is already working. It was nice having such a short workout scheduled. I'm guessing this is one of the workouts that doubles++ in the next 27 weeks.
Masters again. Go me! No foot cramps this time. We did a lot of non-free, which for me is breaststroke and backstroke (no butterfly for me yet) and it was tough. My arms, shoulders and back are deeply GOOD sore.
So, overall, good week. I am really proud of myself for doing every single workout so far. I will be appropriately flexible with this training, but had to prove to myself that I could do it this first week for sure. I'm making all kinds of new habits here and I'm just in that "make it stick" phase.
Diet-wise, things are still going good. I've been keeping my calories low, under 2000, but haven't felt too hungry or tired so I think I'm getting enough. I'm eating a lot more fruits and vegetables and I have been drinking a lot of water too. I already feel a little better, like less bloated, but I have quite a ways to go. Still loving and highly recommending the Daily Plate!Speaking of diets, did you all see the Biggest Loser finale? Dude. Tara was robbed! Helen looked downright skinny and like 20 years older. Also I couldn't have been more creeped out by Jerry. That show is pretty weird, but gets downright gross at the end. Such extremes. I love it.
I'm really looking forward to the weekend. It's supposed to be very warm and I have all kinds of fun running and biking planned. I'll definitely take some pictures. Have a great weekend everyone! Thanks for stopping by. :)