Wow, is it really only Tuesday? Now that January is here I need to be sure I hit my workouts so the game plan at the moment is me getting back in the groove of working out regularly. I definitely didn’t do enough in December, but its a new year right? Time to get back on track!
I had a 30 minute run on the schedule for Monday. The chinook weather continues here in Calgary so it was another perfect day for a run in capris, a long sleeve and my favourite new jacket. The legs were a little tired from Sunday’s spin-a-thon but I still managed to crank out a nice 30 minute 5K.
I debated between swimming Monday night and Tuesday morning. Initially I was pretty keen to swim downtown Monday night just so I can get in the groove of evening swims. I had to run errands after work though and by the time I made it home I had about half an hour to cook dinner and eat. Ultimately I didn’t want to be rushed to make it to the pool so I decided to relax and get up at 4:30 am for an early morning swim.
Can you believe that I just used the words “relax” and “4:30 am” in the same sentence? Haha!
I tried something new to make sure I wouldn’t sleep through my alarm clock. I actually have two alarm clocks. One is a radio that goes off and I wake up to the morning show on the UK’s BBC Radio One thanks to XM Radio. The second is a really obnoxious and loud Mickey Mouse alarm clock. I put that alarm clock up on my dresser so that when it went off I would have no choice but to get up and out of bed. And it worked! I actually made it to the YMCA five minutes before it even opened.
The swim was a good one. My workouts involve on focusing on technique a lot. This would explain the overabundance of one armed drills and 6 kick roll sets. I sure hope I’m starting to catch on!
Spin class tonight was awesome and hard!! It was a strength night, one of my favourites! We did some single leg stuff and some super intense pyramids.
Keep your gearing constant throughout a set of 50 rpm, 60 rpm, 70 rpm and 80 rpm intervals.
Keep gearing constant and alternate between intervals of 70 rpm and 90 rpm.
Those things were tough! All in all I was on the bike for 1:48 and followed it up with 10 minutes of core. I also tried out a new pair of shorts today, a pair of Cannondale Domestique shorts that I picked up awhile ago. They were pretty comfy despite the fact that my sit bones were complaining about Sunday’s spin-a-thon…