Today’s workout was a late one. I regularly go to a Body Pump class at 5.30pm and I find this motivates me to do a little cardio beforehand. As I am currently training for my first half marathon, I need as much practise as I can get. I’m finding it hard to motivate myself to do ‘long runs’ and the moment; 40 mins is enjoyable for me and I can do that without too much effort. My long run target this week is 7 miles and I know that will take well over an hour, so I just can’t face it!
Anyhow, I did some interval training on the treadmill because I really need to work on my speed. My peaks were 45 seconds of 8 minute miles interspersed with 45 seconds walking. I actually found the walking far too easy but the programme on the treadmill doesn’t let you increase your lowest speed without increasing your sprinting speed (I cannot run faster than 7 mph!) so next time I’ll definitely increase the speed for my recovery sections.
I also did some hill work on the bike, then a few minutes on the cross trainer and then it was time to set up for Body Pump. My performance in class was OK, I have increased my biceps weights as promised but found it much harder today than I did last week. Hopefully it was because I had already exerted myself in the gym. Squatting was absolute murder, but I was using my heaviest weights (total of 25 kilo) and I had already fatigued my legs from sprints. Safe to say I felt a little queasy after that track!
All in all a good workout. What have you guys been up to?