Some knee pain cropped up following the Sunday and Tuesday runs, so I decided to ease off running for the rest of the week. While that was disappointing, I did manage to overcome a big fear on Tuesday: I worked out in the free-weight area of the gym; near the meat-heads. And I survived!
Holy pain, Batman! Sure, I do BodyPump regularly, but we use lighter weights in that class [out of necessity due to the huge number of reps involved]. With the free weights I went heavy – and man oh man, did I feel it the next day!
I also added a full hour Yoga class in addition to my Saturday BodyFlow (Tai Chi, Yoga and Pilates combo). One hour of yoga is crazy hard work. I felt like I was in Downward Facing Dog during 90% of the class. It seemed to be the favourite transitional move for this instructor. My hamstrings didn’t know what hit them. 🙂
All in all, a good week of sweat.
Workout Summary: Sep 22 – Sep 28, 2013:
Sunday Sep 22 (Day 265):
Run: C25K Program – Wk 7, Day 2 program; 4.64 kms; Avg speed 7:39 min/km / 12:19 min/mile
Push-ups: 10 reps X 3 sets = 30
Monday Sep 23 (Day 266):
Elliptical: 1:30 mins; 12.48 kms / 7.74 miles
Tues Sep 24 (Day 267):
Run: C25K Program – Wk 7, Day 3 program; 4.71 kms; Avg speed 7:06 min/km / 11:28 min/mile
Wed Sep 25 (Day 268):
Stairmaster: 40 mins; 127 floors climbed
Cycling: 30 mins; 12.92 kms / 8.01 miles
Thurs Sep 26 (Day 269):
BodyPump: 60 mins
Yoga: 60 mins
Fri Sep 27 (Day 270):
BodyPump: 45 mins
Stairmaster: 30 mins; 98 floors climbed
Sat Sep 28 (Day 271):
BodyFlow: 60 mins
Walk: 10 kms / 6.2 miles