Today’s workout was tough/awesome. I ran a little over 7 miles and then did 20 minutes of Hades. I only planned on going 6, but I got to run home with my running buddy who was at the gym and she wanted to go further. I love having friends to push me! I finally got some speed in my wheels today, and my average pace was 7:52. It was nice to see a 7 instead of an 8 in that spot!
Next up was 20 minutes of Hades. Which means hell and it lives up to the name;) You pick 3 or 4 moves, so you can work just one body part, or hit them all. I like to hit everything, so I chose plank rows, Russian twist, and Lunge with a bicep curl. Next you have to guesstimate how many reps you can do in 50 seconds. For example I did 6 plank rows, 6 Lunges, and then had about 15 seconds left for ab twists. you rest for 10 seconds and then go again. Repeat this 19 more times and you have 20 minutes of Hades.
This is a great workout if you are short on time, because your heart rate is up the whole time. I was drenched in sweat after I was done. You can make it as intense as you want, by adding more reps or heavier weight. I used 8 lb. dumbbells, and kept my reps lower. Towards the end it is natural to slow down, and I always seem to end up finishing my reps when I should be taking my 10 second break.
One of the best things about working out is results, and for me that means shopping! I got a babysitter Friday so I could shop kid free. It was a blast, but I didn’t buy very much. Maybe because the styles are so out there? Is it me or are patterns on the butt/legs a huge no-no?:
I was wearing my normal size, but I swear I look bigger in floral print pants. I know I’m not cool, because I see all the cool kids wearing them, but weren’t the 80s bad enough when it came to fashion and hair? Do we really want to relive it? lol. Speaking of the 80’s I put curlers in my hair, and it grew 3 sizes. I guess I do live in Wyoming so I fit right in;) I kid I kid, there are some very cool people in Wyoming.
I want to know if you are digging or hating fashion right now?
We have already done this workout a couple of times, and I’m loving it! We repeated the whole circuit 3 times and it was a great workout.
This is a great workout that requires no equipment, just hit up your local track. We are lucky enough to have two tracks in our small town, and the one pictured above is the middle school track. It used to be the high school’s, but they built a new high school a couple of years ago. Here are the links to the moves:
A snake is on the bleachers/stadium. Start by running up, run across the top and then run back down the next set of steps. Keep doing this until you get to the end.
Burpee do 10 reps
Knee tucks do 20 reps
Foot Hand touch do 30 reps
Squat with a side kick do 40 reps
Bicycle Abs do 50 reps
Repeat to your heart’s content:)
Monday was my first day working out since the marathon. I had planned on only taking a few days off, but sick kids and running around the city kept me busy. It was probably best for my body to take a rest, but this week has not been easy getting back into the groove of things.
Monday and Wednesday were track workouts. And Tuesday was a 6.5 mile run (hard). I have been sore all week-long, and I forgot my foam roller in Utah…Awesome. I’m ready to stay fit this summer even though marathon training is over. So I’m going to trying to stick to this schedule:
Monday: Track workouts
Wednesday: Track workouts
Thursday: Run or rest
Sunday: Rest day
Yesterdays workout started with a mile and a half warm up. Followed by pyramid track sprints:
100m sprint– 100m jog
200m sprint– 200m jog
300m sprint–200m jog
400m sprint– 400m jog
300m sprint– 300m jog
200m sprint– 200m jog
100m sprint– 100m jog
Next onto the bleachers:
I took this from this site. Did this 3 times, and it took about 15 minutes.
Next we did partner step ups. One partner runs up and down the bleachers one step at a time and another steps up and down the first step until partner gets back. Switch back and forth 3 times.
It was getting pretty hot by this point so we went under the bleachers to get out of the sun. There were only 3 of us today so we finished off with some planks.
Two of us held a plank, in a row, while 1 person jumped over are legs continuously for 1 minute. We rotated through until all of us got a turn to jump.
I meant to bring my camera and take some pics but I left it at home. Next time I will have more pics. I love working out outside!