My sister is home for the Holidays, and this morning we spent a few hours in the gym/pool for a little post Christmas workout! Much to our surprise, as they were only calling for flurries this morning, when we left the gym, there was 2-3 inches of snow on the ground, highways shut down everywhere, and accidents all over the place!!!
While I haven’t begun a patterned and structured workout plan thus far for my first 70.3 Ironman event next year, I have however ramped back up my time spent training, and well begin a structured workout plan after the 1st of year. Below I have logged my past 7 days worth of workouts!
Spent about 70 minutes hard at it on the trainer while watching TV. As much as I would prefer to be outside and off the trainer, it was approximately 22 degrees that day!
60 Minutes in the pool. 85 straight fast-laps with no breaks. I am working on building up my long distance swim endurance as the farthest to date I have even swam in a race was .8 miles with the current. The Ironman features a 1.2 miles swim in a lake!
Was supposed to be a rest day however the weather was a bit mild, about 40 degrees that day and I had some time to kill waiting for my wife to get home. Soooo I went for a quick 38 minutes run… 5 miles!
56 Minutes in the pool, 80 straight fast laps.
REST! I ate way to much junk, and basically un-did everything I worked for over the past several days!!!!
4 Mile run on the treadmill at a modest 7:30 pace, and then 70 fast laps in the pool. Total workout lasted about 1 hour 35 minutes!
I have been logging my workouts on a IOS app called “myFitnessPal.” Anyone else out there using this app? One of my favorite features is that it allows me to see my friends logged workouts as well, which can help motivate you to get at it! Anyone else know of a better app that offer like features?
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