SI know it doesn't look like much, but let me explain. Looking back at this post represents a major victory in my life! Just a few months before I had started walking and lost 30 pounds. I felt I needed to up my game and after talking to Josh the owner FitWit I joined. That was five years ago. Many days I experienced extreme muscle pain and thought I would die but I didn't. That
quat like this, squat like that, squat catch the ball, squat throw the ball, squat pick up the ball. SQUAT! SQUAT! SQUAT! Trainer: "Tonight guys you will be in a lot of pain, don't worry". ?! eh
Weekly Workout Recap / Week 4 Duathlon Training April 6-12, 2015
30 min Bike: good ride getting stronger each time I get on the bike
2.25 mile Run: best thing ever was starting the C25K again. My mind is beginning to focus
5 reps 30 S
Plank: Started the #rockMyCore Challenge this week. Better late than never. My toddler wanted to join in and we did them together. Man, I wish I could squat like her. ec
Rest: No, I didn't do the yoga session - hoping to do it on Saturdays rest day.
high knees with a twist. 5 sets of 15 - I remembered at the last minute and did them in the wrong bra. Lord, have mercy! cardio
Bike 45 mins / Run 15: OMG! I took the family on this one. Hubby was miserable from the hilly terrain and Z talking him to death. My fault for not packing the right snacks and toys into the chariot. 15 mins in and we had stopped four times. The fifth emergency stop was because Z was screaming she had wet her pants. Hubby was ready to head back to the car. After investigation, we discovered the water on the chariot floor was the condensation from the water bottles. I ended up taking Z to potty in the bushes and we continued the rest of the way uninterrupted.
The run was a little difficult. Running after biking is tricky for me. I feel dizzy in the hips.
Crunchy Frog 5 sets of 15: Lol this was funny trying to get my coordination together but again I got it done.
Bike 60 & Reverse Crunches: Very, very productive day, but instead of biking in my scheduled time frame I opted to do it later. Limey (the bike) was strapped to the car all day, but I never got to go riding. Reverse crunches went well.
Run/Walk 30 mins: Thought I would be able to catch up from yesterday, but it was not to be. It rained all day and night. Now I'm two days behind.
Rest Day: I don't have child care on Saturdays, so even though it was a rest day I couldn't play catch up either. I just chalked it up as a missed opportunity and let it go.
Run/Walk 15 and Bike 45: I was anxious for a number of reasons about this workout.
- I had missed days in the schedule
- I hoped I hadn't lost my gains
- Could I actually ride more than 7 miles and hour
- Would I get over the dizziness in my legs
Well, my fears were put to rest on all four counts. I hadn't lost a thing. I rode for an hour and I did ten miles even still braking downhill. My butt was fine and I ran for half an hour after biking. This time I did a little stretching that my Cycle Coach Nedra suggested and I was perfectly fine. I was impressed.
I'm at the midway point in my training now. I knew taking on this Duathlon was going to be challenging for me, but believed for some crazy reason that I could do it. Even when I was disappointed because I could only ride 4 or 5 miles an hour, something keeps letting me know I can do it. Now I'm beginning to see the training paying off and I'm getting excited.