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Another first

14 Jan

Wednesday night I had a bike workout to complete (I do this on a spinning bike at my gym – 4 Seasons). I warmed up for 20 minutes (155 HR) and then was supposed to get in 2 sets of LT for 5 min each with 2.5 min recovery in between. I’ve learned lately that its better to pace yourself when you have multiple sets to do in a workout so that you can actually make it through the whole thing. So for the first set I held my HR at 182 in a standing climb (my favorite!) and then recovered at 120 HR for 2.5 min. The next 5 min set I kept my HR at 185 and then after I joined the rest of the class for a 6 min standing climb and some jumps. Next week I have to do 3 sets of 5 minutes and try to keep the same HR. I never thought I would enjoy spinning, but its becoming one of my favorite workouts.

Last night was 7 miles on the treadmill @ 9:15 pace. I was supposed to do 3 mile increments with a 5 minute walk in between, but I got impatient. So, I ended up with 2 miles run, 5 minute walk, 5 miles run. Tonight I was supposed to do hills and a 60:00 bike ride but there are no spinning classes on friday nights so I did that last night before the 7 miles.

1/13     Bike 60 min (2 x 5:00 LT, 2:30 recovery)
1/14     Bike 60 min easy, 7 mi easy @ 9:15


New Year’s Training Week

4 Jan

The classes at my gym were on break until the new year so I was left with running and swimming. Here’s how the week went:

12/27:  3.1 miles (9:02 pace)
12/28:   OFF
12/29:   OFF
12/30:   20 min swim
12/31:    5 miles (9:36 pace)
1/1:         5 miles (8:24 pace)
1/2:         5 miles (9:36 pace) 

Total:     18.1 miles Run
                 20 min swim

Thursday was my first experience with swimming. It is something I am not good at so its really frustrating for me. I will be back this week hopefully to try again though. I am happy that my spinning classes are back in session!!! This week will be very busy as I have my first track workout at ISU (haven’t been on a track since 1998 haha) tonight and then have 25 miles to run and some spinning and swimming to fit in.