Two more Workouts

I ran sprint intervals on the treadmill yesterday to get my run in.  I wasn't originally sure what I was going to do, but when I knew I had no husband to complain about early morning noise, PLUS it was a little chilly, I figured the home treadmill was just the thing to get me through my workout.

Although I haven't done any work on the track yet, I figured a little speed work wouldn't hurt, especially with how fast my runs have been this week so far.  So I decided on just three miles with 5x400m worked in there.  I wanted to do the 400s at under 8min/mile pace.  I am going to GET this 25 minute 5K this summer, I am SURE of it. 

I had a workout scheduled with a trainer at lunchtime yesterday.  They had called and offered me a free session, and I was in.  I mean, why not?  It was yet another workout that was completely unlike the strength workouts that I am accustomed to.  I am a heavy regular weight lifter and this was a lot of the full body movements with jumping and throwing and stuff like that.  It was tough, got my heart rate up, and had my shoulders especially BURNING. 

The hardest thing he had me do, he said that he had never done with a female before.  I don't know that I buy that, but it definitely was tough.  I was laying stomach down on the floor, ready to do the "up" of a pushup and then jump my legs in (the second half of a burpee without the jump up at the end).  So Brad (the trainer) rolled a 6 lbs medicine ball at my face and once it got close I had to jump up, grab the ball and hurl it back at him and pretty much finish the burpee.  On round two of that exercise I had to bounce pass the medicine ball to him.  It was some tough stuff.  I never let the ball hit me in the face, although I was so tired I was tempted to, but I did lose my balance and almost fall a few times.

I was tired and out of breath for sure.

But it was a good workout.  I miss having a trainer.  I admit that.  I wish I could afford to have one, because I need someone to push me just a little bit harder than I push myself.  I tend to be kind of fearless at the gym, but at the same time, I am used to what I do, and that is just how I do things.  So I need a push every now and then.  I am considering adding in $100/month of training once our wedding rings are paid off!  We shall see.


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