Highlight of the Week: A compliment from another student in kickboxing class.
Monday | January 7, 2013: partner strength session (w/Bobbi) + 5 m run (w/Anne)
Strength: trampoline, TRX, resistance band, Difficulty: hard, Felt: inspired to keep at it
Loc: Vernon Hills Big & Little Bear Lakes, Temp: 39°/36°, Time: 1:02:50, Pace: 12:34 avg, Difficulty: easy, Felt: good
Tuesday | January 8, 2013: 2.5 m run (w/Julie)
Loc: Grayslake, Temp: 27°/27°, Time: 28:35, Pace: 11:23a avg, Difficulty: easy, Felt: good to catch up with a friend!
Wednesday | January 9, 2013: 5 m run (w/4x400s) + strength class
Loc: neighborhood, Temp: 43°/41°, Time: 51:08, Pace: 10:14 avg, Difficulty: hard, Felt: like it’s been too long
Strength: hurdle bars and kettlebells, Difficulty: medium/hard, Felt: like garbage
Thursday | January 10, 2013: rest
Friday | January 11, 2013: strength + 5.25 m run (last 4 w/Anne)
Strength: bike and bars, Difficulty: medium, Felt: excited
Loc: neighborhood, Temp: 48°/50°, Time: 1:03:46, Pace: 12:08, Difficulty: good, Felt: excited to run my ‘hood with Anne!
Saturday | January 12, 2013: cross (kickboxing class) + 10.4 m run (w/Bobbi, other GRCers ahead)
Cardio: Boxing (punching and kicking), core, Difficulty: medium, Felt: spent, in a good way
Loc: Casey Bike Path to Independence Grove, Temp: 39°/39°, Time: 1:47:29, Pace: 10:20 avg, Difficulty: medium, Felt: good until heartburn in 2nd half
Sunday | January 13, 2013: 3 m run
Loc: neighborhood, Temp: 25°/25°, Time: 34:17, Pace: 11:25 avg, Difficulty: easy, Felt: tired
- So, speedwork before strength class. NEVER again.
- But! I had a lot of fun strength workouts this week. Bobbi and I did a partner session on Monday. We got to use mini trampolines, and then alternate between the TRX and resistance bands. And on Friday I rode the bike in between my strength moves!
- In kickboxing on Saturday, the instructor encouraged me to try a left leg forward kick followed by a right leg round house kick… by bringing the right leg up before the left one touches the ground from the first kick. Yeah. I am not that coordinated. I kicked the plastic under the punching bag and bruised my right foot. Ouch!
- I am not eating right (enough/timing) to power through my runs. I have got to figure that out!