Sunday, September 09, 2012

Week 2 Day 6

Woke up early Saturday morning to fit in a run. Decided to run on the trail around the lake.

I did a 5 minute warm up and then ran with multiple run breaks for 20 minutes. I felt kind of pathetic with all the walk breaks I was taking, but I was running outside (instead of the treadmill) for the first time with hills/inclines in the wind. Part of the problem is that I didn't have a set plan. I didn't decide if I was equaling by current long run (13 minutes, walk break, 10 minutes) or going for 15 or 20 minutes of running. Anyway, I can't say exactly how far I ran before my first run break. Sometime between 8-10 minutes.

I felt some vindication when I woke up Sunday with sore quads.

In other news, hit the one minute plank mark over the weekend. Never done that before. I should be at 2 minutes by next week. Scary!

Texas Fit Chick Boot Camp begins again this week - MWF. I'll run TRS.

Friday, September 07, 2012

Week 2 Day 5

Lazy day. Slept in. I have no trouble getting up to run but I just can't find the motivation to get up and do strength training.

Won't matter for the next few weeks because I am resuming Boot Camp! I'll do boot camp Monday, Wednesday, Friday and run Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

Thursday, September 06, 2012

Week 2 Day 4

Interval run day. Same interval run as last week, I just extended it to 27 minutes by repeating a few of the intervals.

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Week 2 Day 3

I was kind of lazy this morning. Did one circuit of the Tone it Up Cowabunga workout plus two rounds of the triple-move clam from last week's Under the Sea workout.. Wanted to do three sets but my legs were way too fatigued. Could have done it as part of a full circuit, but not by itself.

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Week 2

No workout on Labor Day except for the required plank.

Day 2 - Run
5 min. warm up
13 min run
2 min walk
5 min cool down

Slow and steady increase. When you are only running 20 minutes, a 10% increase isn't much. Forcing myself to stick with this slow progress.

Week 1 Day 5

20 minute interval run

Also, I'm starting a month-long plank challenge tomorrow. Start at 20 seconds end at 6 minutes!

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Week 1 Day 4

Oops. The restless nights caught up with me, and I slept through my alarm. No workout today.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Week 1 Day 3


5 min. warmup
10 min. at 4.9
2 min walk
10 min. at 4.9
5 min. cool

My quads were sore from the Under the Sea workout. Didn't realize how much quad work was in the workout.

Tomorrow is another Tone It Up workout, just not sure which one.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Week 1 Day 2

I did two sets of the Tone It Up! Under the Sea Workout. The clam sequence is a killer!

Monday, August 27, 2012

I don't actually use this blog anymore, so I'm turning it into an exercise journal, more for my benefit than yours, if you actually exist.

Joe and I are tentative training for the Cowntown Half and today was first attempt at training. I haven't run in a while, so I started slow. I have until early October to run a 5K, so I can easy into it and hopefully prevent tendonitis in my left foot.

Week 1, Day 1 (8/27/12)
5 min. warm-up
10 min. at 4.8
2 min. walk
10 min. at 4.9
5 min. cool down

Could have increased my second run interval, but chose to stick to the slow-and-easy plan.

The plan is to do a CrossFit/Body Rock style workout on Tuesday that combines cardio and strength.