Tuesday, 27 March 2007

Another good run

I went running with Leanne this morning - we covered 4.2 km in half an hour, which I was really pleased with. I'm hoping to run two sessions of 10 laps in half an hour on Saturday at the Relay for Life, and if I can run like I did this morning I'll be fine.

I enjoyed the run. It makes quite a difference running with someone else. The chatting is fun and the company is encouraging. I'm hoping that the group who are running together in the Biggest Loser challenge will keep going once the challenge is over, even if it's only on an informal basis.

I didn't get to the gym this evening. Something more important came up after work. I'll have to make up the points later in the week. I managed to make up Sunday's points on Monday. I did a pump class as well as my usual workout.

I was careful not to overdo it on Monday, so I stuck to my old favourite - the treadmill. In the morning, I did the "Fat Burner" session. After discovering that I was severely underestimating the level I should be doing on the bike I cranked the level on this up to 8. I did 20 mins at 6 km/hr and then finished off with 10 mins of walking at 6 km/hr. My legs felt good after Sunday's run.

In the evening, I did the "Aerobic Training" session for 20 mins at 6 km/hr for 20 mins and then walked for another 20 mins, before going to Pump. The lunges in the Pump session were a killer, although I managed to do them all.

I'm overdue on my weights session, so that's on the cards for tomorrow. I've also got squash, which is my favourite. Something to look forward to.

5 comments:

warriorwomen said...

Squash is pretty hardcore isn't it? I think I've managed about 15 mins before collapsing in a heap. Excellent calorie burner though.

MorseyRuns said...

It is the squats that kill me in Pump- and I foolishly upped the weights recently so now everytime I sit down I am reminded of how much I hate my butt!
You are so dedicated with the gym- keep up the good work.

Celeste said...

Ahhh - we'll get you converted to running. At those paces it won't be long before 5k just isn't enough. Then the gym won't even get a look in!!!

Andrew(ajh) said...

I agree with Celeste we'll have you running a Half Marathon next year !!

Kathy said...

LOL Celeste and Andrew. I think that's a long way off. My goal was to run for half an hour without stopping, and I've achieved that!