This week was the first week my gym has switched over to the Les Mils program Body Combat. Which I think was a huge mistake. Lots of stopping between songs, and the instructor trying to follow a specific routine. It wasn't impressive. Definitely not as good of a workout as the previous classes had been. I'm not sure why the need to have a corporate name on a fitness class. I'll try it again a few more times but may have to find a different cross training activity.
Planned: 3 mile run
Actual: 4 Mile run.
I was feeling pretty good and went for an extra mile. Feel free to read that run's recap here.
It was a very busy rest day. I ran a lot of errands and still wasn't home until 7pm.
Planned: 4 mile run
Actual: 4 mile run
I had a hair appointment after school, so by the time I was done it was too dark to run outdoors. I headed over to the gym and grabbed a free treadmill. It was SO hot. I honestly felt like I was in a Bikram room. Despite being a mess, I was able to run an average pace of 10'34".
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Actual: 3 mile walk/yoga
I didn't have any plans for Friday evening, and wasn't really in the mood to find any. Instead I made my way to the gym to walk 3 miles. They were boring and on the slower side, but I could feel my hip loosening up as I walked. After I went to a different instructors yoga class. I liked the poses she chose but I didn't care for her style of teaching. I still miss Morrie my instructor from San Diego. No one has been able to fill his shoes. I over extended myself during a pose and ended up straining my bad ankle.
Actual: golf course walk & 30 day shred
I have had some difficultly sleeping lately ( lots of deadlines coming up) and allowed myself to sleep in, which caused me to miss spin class. Plus my ankle was still feeling sore from the night before. I did end up going to a local golf course with a friend to take her dog for a walk. After I decided to restart the Jillian Michaels 30 day shred. There may or may not have been a lot of dancing and a long walk home later in the evening.
Planned: 6 mile run
Actual: 5 mile run
Earlier in the week Jess and I had made plans for a run date. She is training for a half marathon and was scheduled for a 5 mile run. I had initially though about getting to the trail a little early to do an extra mile but after being out until 3am, I decided that 5 miles would be sufficient torture. We had a nice run chatting and being careful of the thin layer of snow. We weren't focusing on speed and ran by feel and kept an average of an 11'09" pace. I felt that I could have definitely continued for the next mile, if I had a bottle of water. I was slightly hungover.
And with that I have officially finished my first month of marathon training.