Onto the WWU!
Monday: I was still pretty sore from all the running I did on Saturday. Managed to get through everything, including a one mile run on the treadmill for time...we do this every so often to see how we are improving. I think I improved my previous time - this one was 11:13 - but not by much. What can I say...my legs were tired! After the workout, I went to our local sporting goods store and bought my new best friend - a GoFit foam roller. Best $20 I've spent in a long time! For some reason, my left hamstring is really bothering me...you'd think I ran in a circle or something on Saturday, but that wasn't the case. Anyway, the foam roller is helping - just wish I'd started using it right after the race!
Tuesday: I went for a run in the morning. I guess I am a social exerciser, because I much prefer running (or working out) with someone. As it was, Jenny was swamped, so I went alone. My knees were hurting, so I ran a mile, then walked for two minutes, then ran a half mile, walked for another two minutes, then ran the rest of the way to 3.2 miles...with a sprint up a slight hill at the end! I am trying to work on finishing strong so I can kick it toward the finish line - I felt pretty good about that sprint!
Wednesday: Ever have one of those mornings where you wake up and think "I hope we work on our arms today"? No? Just me??? Well, I was in the mood for some arm work, and Brad did not disappoint - we had a great gym workout and I felt really strong when we were done! Then onto Linda and cardio, where we did her patented "Kill and Drill" - 90 seconds of all out killing it on a machine, followed by 90 seconds of easy; repeat each for a total of four times. I was on the stepper first, and surprised myself by making it through each very intense 90 second set - and we all know that the stepper is not my favorite! Linda had us concentrate on what we wanted to change with that exercise, so I kept looking at my thighs as I was working the stepper and it did seem to make the time go by pretty quick.
After that, Jenny and I did the Kill and Drill on the spinner bikes - and that was fun! Side-by-side we raced for 90 seconds, then pedaled easily, then stood up and plowed through "mud" (where the tension on the bike is really tight); more racing and mud and then we were through. I really enjoyed that workout and afterward, while my legs felt like limp noodles, I felt like I did something good for my body!
Hmmm, I just realized that this is the second Wednesday in a row where I've had a great workout and felt energized afterward...which makes me believe that having a day in between these workouts is a good thing. Yay for change, and finally recognizing when to make one!
Thank you for all of the sweet and supportive comments on my Dansby's Duo recap post - the more time that goes by, the better I feel about my performance in that race. That said, I am looking forward to a less intense run on Sunday, when I will participate in the Dow Live Earth 6K in Houston - let's hear it for the fun runners!