Fitness Friday: Your Turn to Share and a Five-Year Old’s Photo Essay
For the past few weeks I have been logging my workouts with you. I do it to keep myself accountable, to have a training diary that I can look back at, and to share with you with the enjoyment I’m getting from my physical activity.
But let’s trade workouts this week. It’s your turn.
Tell me about your favourite workout this week. I know you had one.
Jenn, was it the long run or the pseudo-speed work in a snow storm? Finola, long run or tempo? Delanie, was your first workout at Greco your best this week? Alicia, did you get time to workout? Lisa K., you must have worked out with your trainer. Julie, you’re an animal so was it the long therapeutic run or another early morning session? Moffman, how’s training for Around the Bay going? Tish, you running yet? Mindy, how was running on the snow day? Tracey, how is the Couch to 5k going? Mom, I’m sure one of your morning brisk walks was more fun than the others.
Okay commenters – go to it! And just cause I didn’t name you doesn’t mean I don’t want to know what you’re doing. I do. I do! It’s just that you haven’t commented recently on a fitness post. So please, spill!
So, here’s my week at a glance:
Saturday – 7 miles (12 km) in the snow – 10 km with the Elation Centre Run Club and 2 km on my own (to the Centre and then home). – 10:00 per mile (6:10 per km) pace. The footing was precarious so we really took our time. This was my favourite workout of the week because it was so different than what I’m used to, firstly running with a (really nice) group and running in the snow. Boy did I feel Canadian.
Monday – 5.5 miles (8.8 km) easy run on the treadmill at 8:34 per mile (5:30 per km) pace with some speed intervals thrown in to keep me interested and motivated on that machine.
Wednesday – 5.5 miles (8.8 km) tempo run on the treadmill – 0.75 mile (approx 1 km) warm-up at 8:57 per mile (5:38 per km); 3.5 miles (6 km) at 8:00 per mile (5:00 per km); 1.3 miles (approx 2 km) cool-down at 9:30 per mile (5:57 per km)
Strength Training Stats
Tuesday: Greco Lean and Fit class at Kanata location. Perfect class for me on this day. Lots of core and upper body.
Friday: Heavy weight workout with trainer; I had a hard time holding my water bottle afterwards and walking down the stairs was not too much fun.
This week Matthieu (trainer) and I talked about fuel (i.e. nutrition). I am hungry. He agreed that I need to increase my caloric intake with my increase in running, plus, I need to increase my protein intake. I’m going to have to go back to more regular protein supplements since the veg diet (at least the stuff I like) is not providing what I need (hence the hunger, at least partially).
Can’t wait to hear about your best workouts this week.
BUT FIRST, a photo essay entitled, Mom, make me a mango strawberry smoothie please (okay, I had to ask for the “please”) photographed by Lil D.
Have a great weekend!