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…