This past week was a positive week. Some foot tweaks but was able to extend the running time. The weather is making it hard to resist outside runs, the treadmill still feels easier on my joints.
Progress this Week
|Tues||30 min run||30 min treadmill run at 5.0|
|Wed||DVD||Misc Yoga DVD|
|Thursday||30min run||30 min treadmill run at 5.0|
|Saturday||Off||Volunteer at GI Half Marathon|
|Sunday||4.5 mi||Bike Path 4.5 mi 47:55 min|
Over the years I’ve accumulated various exercise dvds as my interest has waxed and waned. That ADD has its advantages. This past week decided it was time to dust off some of the other dvds.
Glad I did. Each person brings a different level of explanation and their unique perspective to a video. I did find, for example, that Denise Austin Yoga Body Burn went too fast through the yoga poses for my liking. It wasn’t a bad workout, I’m just used to holding poses for a bit longer. Think you get more out of the workout that way. The tradeoff is that it’s more difficult.
Porter & I hit the bike path for our Sunday run. Tried the 30 sec walk at 25 & 35 again. With the longer run, the finish was in clear sight – so opted out of the 45 walk/run cycle. The 4.5 miles went quick and pretty easy. I’m trying to run slower to see how it impacts my runs. Definitely easier. Had some tightness in my foot, iced when we got home. Probably didn’t help that dinner was a big prep deal so after cleaning up the front porch, was on my feet for a couple hours. Will keep up my foot exercises. Works great to do those in the evening – a good tv watching activity.
The yoga (& now pilates) have me feeling firmer (& just a little sore). I’ll keep it up, over the next couple weeks will juggle morning/lunchtime to see if it matters.
Now that we can get out, yard work is a great productive exercise. Love the reward at the end of the work – it looks so nice.
5K Saturday and 10K 6/21. Six weeks should have us up to 8 miles or so if we can keep up the add .5 miles each week. The 10K should be workable.
How is your training going?