Monday, July 2, 2012

Swimming, Running and Welcome July!

Wednesday last week was very exciting!  Dawn and I met up at the Y pool to meet over Navy Seal Swim instructor!  I have not swam laps since I took my college lifeguarding course years ago so I was just a little nervous about how I was going to keep up.  Due to a schedule conflict it ended up being just Dawn and I until about the last 15 minutes.  Dawn is a pretty amazing swimmer and so graceful in the water.  According to her I am not to shabby myself!  The one requirement of our instructor was we had to wear a one piece bathing suit so I had to go shopping to get one.  I quickly realized that one pieces are so not flattering at all and they smushed what little I do have up top!

My silly self forgot to bring goggles and had to swim blind in the over chlorinated pool.  After we swam I ran a quick 6 miles and it felt great.

Thursday Workout:  I ran 2 miles as a warm up then did a rowing complex.  Row 500M then bench press 75 lbs x 30 reps, row 1000M then bench press 75 lbs x 20 reps, row 2000M then bench press 75 lbs x 10 reps.  I also had PT this morning and he made my left hip and glute work!!  Oh my I think my glute has been slacking off for almost a year and now it has joined in the party!!

Friday: 5 miles of hills with max incline of 4% in 40 mins.  Bicep and triceps work.

Saturday: Since I work midnight on Friday and Saturday nights I used today as my rest and recovery day.  Our local running store here was having a massive sale!  All shoes were between $20 - $40 and all clothing was between $5 - $20 and jackets $40.  I was like Black Friday shopping but for all my favorite things!  I grabbed a pair of Saucony Kinvaras for myself plus a pair of Patagonia loafer for my hubby..both pairs were $30.  I also grabbed 2 long sleeve prana shirts and a brown and white tunic all for $10, a pair of Nike shorts for $10 and my hubby a pair of North Face running shorts for $10, and a North Face running jacket for $40!!! I had to stalk some lady for that jacket .... as soon as she put it down I snatched it right up!  Goodness I love a great sale!  After shopping and working all night I was starving so Angel and I went to Cosi.....I am now addicted to this place!!!!!!!

Sunday:  I ran 7.5 miles in 54 minutes and followed it up with 20 laps in the outdoor pool.  Once again I forgot my goggles and looked like Cheech and Chong when I got done!  Everything looked very foggy and the lights all had halos around them.  I am definitely going to buy a few pair of goggles so I always have a pair on hand!

Extreme close up!!!!!!!!!

Today I did 20 minutes of intense intervals on the stairmonster followed by a WOD ( 15 burpees, 15 push ups, 25 sit ups, 25 plank/glute raises, 25 squats x 3 ) followed by 2 miles in 15 minutes on the TM.  We were meeting friends at the pool so I had to squeeze this workout in.  Angel and I swam a few laps at the pool while the kids cheered us on!  Thank God for goggles today!

Any suggestions on goggle brands?

Any suggestions on good pool workouts?

Happy Running!

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