Hmmm, it’s been awhile since I have written about my workouts. I have kept up with aerobics and last week marked week six of my experiment with trying weights classes. I am happy to report the six week aerobics experiment has paid off. It worked, and is working. I didn’t change my diet much at all, please note I don’t diet, I just try and eat based on nutrition.
In the six weeks of my aerobics experiment I managed at least two classes a week (a tabata style class and a straight up weights class). I wanted to bump up to three weights classes a week but that just didn’t work out for my schedule. So far I have lost seven pounds and my clothes are fitting better than they have in over a year.
The other reason I started weights was to see how it affected my running. I can honestly say I feel like my legs are stronger than they have ever been. I can power up hills and through 10-12 miles like never before. I wouldn’t say I am speeding up at all, I just feel stronger and more powerful during my runs.
All of that said, I have my big half marathon goal race this coming Sunday. OH BOY. I’ve been a champ in regard to sticking to my speedwork and weekday runs. My weekend running was a different story and I am honestly worried about my endurance for this race. I’ve managed a few 10 milers, many 8 milers and only one 12 miler.
My plan is to go out and race and see what happens. I will give that 1:45 goal my best shot, if it happens AWESOME, if not it’s all good. I have another half marathon in November. The thing is that I am so much more relaxed and low key about my running now. The race honestly snuck up on me because where running/racing used to be so primary it’s now just kind of a….’meh’… to me. I love it, don’t get me wrong. Racing gets my blood going like nothing else. I. LOVE. RACING. I’m just not as tense or stressed or worried about it as I have been in the past.
Whatever happens, happens. I am starting the race with my girlfriends, running past my house at mile four where I will have a slew of people cheering for me, running past several neighbors/friends houses where I’ll have more cheering squads, and a I have cute new running outfit to boot. It’s all good.
I’ll let you know how it goes, and then fill you in on what’s next. It’s a biggie!
Blather complete. Last week’s workouts:
Sunday – 12 Miles
Monday – Muscle Pump (ouch)
Tuesday – gave myself a break
Wednesday – 4 Miles/Yoga
Thursday – 7.5 Mile Tempo with 6 @ 7:40
Friday – Tabata Style Class
Saturday – nothin’
Sunday – 5 Miles (still sore from tabata, oy)