For my first round of exercises, there was the usual jump rope for 1 minute, then jogging in place while alternating arms with the heavy rope, then I donned the weigh vest and did freeweight squats with a 45 lb bar and two 25 lb plates (so 95 lbs on my shoulders plus the 25 or whatever the vest weighs). After that, I kept the vest on and added a 25 lb sandbag to my shoulders and did what I'm going to call crawling lunges (you lunge and walk forward, but stay crouched, never coming all the way back up). Then, he had me do the squat walk with the entire set of plates on the machine!!! Yea, I need to start taking my weight lifting gloves with me. My hands were so sweaty I could barely hold onto the bar as I did the squat walk. The second round of exercises was the usual suicide sprints with a minute of medicine ball slams with jumps. Three sets of that. Then onto the kickboxing! We did two rounds and BOTH times, he's the one that called "time" and told me to go get a drink. Up until today, I was always the one to say I needed a break. Today, I powered through it and it felt great! We ended with abs, as usual. One of the ab exercises he had me do was that TRX ab reach he had me do last week, the one that made my upper abs S-O-R-E until close to the end of the week. Oh, and as I was setting up to do the ab reaches, I let him know that the TRX exercises are one of my favorites and that when I do buy a house I plan to put a set of TRX straps in my workout room. So, he said we'll start doing more exercises with them since I like them so much. YAY! I'm excited to learn and do more TRX exercises!
|legs day for 700, Alex|
Oh, and not that I'm trying to reach any kind of mileage goal for the month, but I've got a good amount of miles in for this month already and there's still almost 2 weeks left! For February so far, I've already logged 43.4 miles!!! If I only run 3 mile runs for the remaining 5 runs I'll do for this month, that will get me 58.3 miles, but I know I'll run more than that. For instance, I plan to do the 3.3 mile loop for tomorrow's run, so that right there will put me at 58.6...but only IF the rest of my runs for February are 3 miles each. I'm also planning a 5 mile run for my "long run" next week...which will probably get done on Monday because Sunday I'll be at the renaissance festival with Amanda.
Also, maybe you noticed, but maybe you didn't, but I updated my run schedule in the right hand margin. You'll notice that the Austin Marathon is listed as a PR for me. Also, you may notice that I removed the RNRLV and replaced it with the Dallas Marathon. Why? Because 1) it'll be cheaper for me to do a somewhat local race, and 2) it's happening on my birthday, what better birthday present to myself than completing my first full marathon? None.