Fitness Friday: It’s That Time of Year Again
Time for outdoor sports (soccer and t-ball begin this week), sweaty, tired, happy children, and increased appetites being satiated with picnics at the beach.
Everything is posted in km. For those of you who only do miles, 1 km = .625 mile OR 1 mile = 1.6 km
Saturday – 22.2 km run with Elation Run Club. We ran the half-marathon course for Ottawa Race Weekend. Since we were on the bike paths, we ended up with an extra kilometer. No extra running to the studio and back this time. Just an easy walk- aahhh…
Monday – 5.5 km run home from Beech Street Greco location. 5:19/km average pace.
Tuesday – 14 km run with Speed Class. Approx 3 km warm-up and cool-down running to the track and back. On the track: 100m fast, 100 m jog; 200 m fast, 200 m jog; 300 m fast, 300 m jog; 400 m fast, 400 m jog; 600 m fast, 400 m jog – and then repeat going down (i.e. starting with 600 m and finishing with 100 m).
Felt that in my hamstrings on Wednesday! For the first time during a speed workout, I actually pressed the “lap” button on my watch after each interval. I got to see that we really were going at a speedy pace (for me) – between 3:48/km and 4:33/km.
Thursday –Still suffering from sore hamstrings from Tuesday evening so I decided to take it very easy. 10 km at an average 5:35/km pace. In order to keep it interesting but to not get myself all pumped up, I listened to CBC Radio. It kept me entertained (informed?) without making me run faster.
Strength Training Stats
Monday: Greco Lean and Fit class
Friday: Greco Lean and Fit class UPDATE: skipped this – went for a walk with Derek instead.