Before I kick off last week’s workouts, we need to talk about yesterday’s NYC Marathon. What an unbelievable day for long distance running!?!?!
I had all the feels watching the race from explaining to my 7 year old kids what Kathrine Switzer did for women running 50 years ago (she was interviewed while running the race and a backstory played before it) to watching Shalane Flanagan take the lead and win, 40 years since an American woman has won the race.
So many goosebumps, tears and my new favorite mantra, “f*ck yes!”. Let’s hear it for the ladies!
When my alarm went off Monday morning I heard heavy rain and wind rattling the house. I didn’t think it would be safe to drive to the gym so I headed to the basement for a workout. Good think I didn’t go because the gym didn’t have power!
40 minutes bike
20 minutes strength
30 minutes Arc Trainer
Full body strength training/core
Restorative Yoga Class at Bending Bodhi
Mental note to self: Restorative yoga at 9 a.m. means you will want to sleep the rest of the day.
Alter-G 30 minutes ladder speed drills @ 80% bodyweight
30 minute pool running intervals
10 minutes easy
1 minute hard, 1 minute easy x 10
2 minutes hard, 1 minute easy x 10
15 minutes kickboard laps
Morning Flow Yoga at Bending Bodhi
Easy plyometrics working on running form
30 minutes Alter-G treadmill ladder speed drills @ 85% bodyweight
I thought running on the Alter-G made me sweat a lot. See Sunday’s workout instead.
30 minutes bike
Strength training total body circuits
I’m increasing my run intervals
5 min warm up walk
6 min run, 2 min walk x 4
5 min cool down walk
It was a crisp morning and I was giddy with excitement to be running outside again.
Julie and I wanted to get together for a yoga class. Originally, we had planned on going to my yoga studio but then I casually threw it out that a local Bikram Yoga studio was having free classes all day. There was an 8 a.m. so we’d be done in time to watch the NYC Marathon. Let me preface this to say, Julie had never done Bikram before, I did one class a really, really long time ago. I could say sooooo much about this class but I’ll leave it at this – I have never sweated so much in my life and I’m a serious sweater. Doing yoga in 103 degrees is not for me. I will say that the teacher had a great intensity to her. I loved her little mantra’s throughout class. The best was, “We don’t want pancakes! We want muffins!” when describing butts. I applaud anyone who does Bikram. Go on with your bad self!
How was your week in workouts?
Did you watch the marathon?
Bikram yoga – yay or nay?