Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Great workout today, love that I am getting stronger and now getting the workout in with more focus and back in believing in myself.

ChaLean Push 1, rocking those pushups today, all on my toes and feel great

Kettleworx Fast Abs #2 - this need work

Firm Time Crunch - Cardio & Sculpt - picked this up at an outlet store yesterday, it's okay got my heart rate up

Winsor Pilates Express Lower Body - the elevated clams are a killer but I can feel the butt muscle getting firmer.

After work and $600 later with Firestone to get my car exhaust fixed, I met Shelby at Sunny Lake for Hill Repeats. Plan was to do 4x75secs/2 mins recovery but the hill was shorter than expected so changed things up 8x30secs/1min recovery. Still not hitting the pace that I want but so much closer and I feel great so keep working at it.

Life is good.

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Run with Scott Jurek

What a great guy, he when back and forth talking with just about everyone and bringing in the last runners.Ran with Shelby and did the 5 miles as a progressive run then went out for 4 more miles on the Buckeye trail going from Station Bridge trail head to Deer Lick Cave

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Day started out on a great note and ended on a great high.

Started out the day doing Jillian's No More Trouble Zone DVD, loves this and it kills me every time, probably because and quite sore by the time I hit it in my schedule which is the idea, using only 5# weight since this is high reps.

Afterwards  went outside, it was a beautiful day for a run and got in my 3 miles with 3x1 min/1mile pace run sprinkled in, had the Garmin set to 3x1mile with 1 min recovery and this worked perfect. Didn't quite make the 1 mile pace but was happy with what I ran knowing I have upped the weights this week and was quite fatigue. 1 mile pace 7:38 using TPL of 43 from Brain Training for Runners.

Mile 1 -9:50 (too fast)
1st 1 min - 8:29
Mile 2 - 10:05
2nd 1 min- 8:22
Mile 3 - 10:03
3rd 1 min - 8:21 (at least we are heading in the right direction)

After work went over to Hudson Spring Park to get in a run with Shelby, have been down here in a while nice rolling hill on a 1.8 mile loop

We got back after the 1st loop to meet up with 2 other runners but somehow we missed them so went back out for another loop

Body feels great and my wonderful husband had dinner waiting which even made it so much better.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

A bit sluggish today but felt more energize once the workout started, got in ChaLean Push 2, this is great to go really heavy since it is only 8 reps but still keeping the weight on the shoulders light so as to keep good form even use the band for some of it. Got in a 40mins bike ride after Push, really help flush the lactic acid from last night out of the legs but boy was I sweaty mess when done.

Been sticking to drinking at least 1 gallon of water daily and I felt the difference in my body when I drank less yesterday, been doing great with the eating so far, I think drinking the water is helping with understanding the difference between thirst and hunger.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Just not a serious evening runner, prefer to run after work for fun and not goal specific, trying to do the hill repeats after work today in the heat and humidity was tough. I also think my legs gets tired from standing all day using the standing desk.

Did ChaLean Lean 2 in the morning, really loving the heavy lifting and seeing great result, then did a quick 1 set of Kettle Worx Cardio day 2.

Took the treadmill apart tonight to see if there are any loose wire, so far I have not liked any of the treadmill I look at, need at least a 3.0hp motor to make sure it will last based on how hard I use them.

Pre-order the new Cathe DVD, love that it is heavy lifting and HITT

New to sign up for some races.

Monday, June 2, 2014

Great finish to May with a nice trail run at the Bedford Reservation, this such a beautiful trail to run and you can get as many miles as you want, got in 8 miles with Shelby before calling it a day, did get the 1st set of Kettleworx Resistance before heading out

Monday, May 12, 2014

Nordonia Duathlon Relay

Even thou I am not ready for this, I decided to team up with Paty again this year to form team SoPo, although we seem to be called team SlowPo. This is a 2.5 mile run, 10 mile bike, 2.5 mile run, the run is relatively flat except for the hill at 0.8 before you tunr onto the bike and hike trail.

Last year I did 8:10 for the 1st loop and 8:23 for the 2nd, I know I am no where in that shape this year, but was going to give it my best effort, goal was just to go under 10min/mile. Mush better weather this year, although it did warm up and that made the 2nd loop hard.

Decided to do this without music, 1st gave it my all and push as hard as my body could handle knowing that it was only going to be for less than 30mins, got the 1st loop at a 8:23 pace I was shocked but while Paty went cycling realized there was only 3 relay teams about 15 last year, so regardless we were coming in 3rd since this was an all male team and a mixed team so I had no incentive to push the 2nd loop except to keep under 10min/mile pace, got it done at 9:57 pace that was close.

This year they decided to separate out the teams and we were 1st in the all female team, well it was only us but not my fault nobody else showed up, got a $10 fleet feet gift card. All my other team members from Grunt girls also placed in their age