Not quite “before midnight” but considering I got back from the gym at like 11:30, had my post gym snack/dinner, cut up and got all my food prepared for tomorrow, plus brushed/rinsed/flossed/washed my face, not too shabby.
Oh fun fact (not fun for me): I was so tired brushing my teeth that I wasn’t paying attention and realized I BRUSHED WITH THE WRONG TOOTHBRUSH. My sister recently switched to a toothbrush EXACTLY like mine, only difference is mine is pink and hers is purple, so I didn’t really think about it until after I finished brushing my teeth. I re-brushed with my toothbrush and super rinsed my mouth. Gross. Need a new place for my toothbrush!
Okay good night tumblr!
Yeah I’m not good at that. Maybe it’s because I’m just getting back into running so everything still hurts, but it was hard. And I didn’t do it as well as I was supposed to.
Schedule called for a 45 minute tempo run.
I tried to time it well but I’m not good with going by time I go by mileage, so I just turned around a little bit before the 2 mile mark so by the time I’d finish I’d be just under 4 miles. Well I hit 45 minutes at like a bit past mile 3, so I still had a ways to go and I think around that point was when I got to my peak speed when I was supposed to do it at about the 30 minute mark.
The way Hal Higdon said to do it was
A tempo run is a continuous run with a buildup in the middle to near race pace. (Notice I said “near” race pace. You don’t want to go faster than your 10-K race pace.) In this program, tempo runs are scheduled for every other Wednesday, alternating with interval training on the track. A tempo run of 30 to 40 minutes would begin with 10-15 minutes easy running, build to 10-20 minutes near the middle, then 5-10 minutes easy toward the end. The pace buildup should be gradual, not sudden, with peak speed coming about two-thirds into the workout and only for a few minutes.
Yeah I don’t know. It was all off. My calves were hurting and weren’t feeling warmed up until the third mile (I should’ve known, that always happens to me). So yeah.
Don’t judge my times. I’m working on this. Plus I walked the last like 5 minutes to get to the car and forgot to turn off the garmin when i got in the car.
Any tips on how to do this better? Or is it just one of those keep trying til you get it right things?
By my trainer Matt.
It was my first “official” session with him. I learned why it is the people in The Biggest Loser cry all the time in workouts. I almost cried when I was finishing up pull-ups.
I don’t know how he does it (well I do, but whatever), but wow that workout today killed me.
And every exercise we did I had done before. He didn’t have me do anything weird, just the basics.
I don’t remember exactly everything, because he killed me, but this is what I remember:
(And every exercise he would have me do a 4 count on the way down and 2 counts on the way up, which is why my weights were super low but I still felt like dying.)
-2 sets of 12 bodyweight-ish squats (had a 2.5 lb counterweight with my arms extended, it super helps with my depth on my squats)
-2 sets of 12 deadlifts @ 35 lbs
-3x12 push-ups (I hit failure midway through the last set but I kept going)
-3x12 assisted pull-ups, with a lot of compensating weight. This was rough after push-ups
-3 sets of doing 30 seconds plank/30 seconds bridge
Nothing new. Just the basics. Loved this workout. So much.
On Thursday I had gone up to him to ask about a difference in leg press machines, said that what will really be good is squats and deadlifts, and then asked me if I wanted a free session so he could check out my form on them, since I said my flexibility with squats suck.
He. Was. Awesome. He’s a USA weightlifting coach and was all about me getting a good lift. I did my first pretty good squat ever! They killed me! And he helped me perfect my deadlift. Sold. There was a special for 3 sessions and I got it. I didn’t want to pass it up. So..yeah.