Last week when I looked over this weeks training plan I didn't give much thought to the workouts, it was more of writing down the workouts into my calendar, figuring out how much time each would take. I spent a bit more time looking at the long weekend runs and figured out how they would fit into my schedule along with pool tournaments, baseball tryouts, etc.
I didn't give much thought to today's workout other than how would I be able to pick up Tyler from baseball at 430, would I have to leave in the middle of the workout? The workout content didn't really cause me a second thought.
Until I began the workout and was sucking air!
Today: On the treadmill power walk for 10 minutes, in incline 2 to warm up, run for 10 minutes on incline 2 easy. (easy for me is 75%-133HR). 3 minutes hard effort 90% (160 HR) on incline 6, then 2 minutes easy on incline 2. 8x3minutes hard, 2 minutes easy. Finish with easy run for 10 minutes on incline 2. Stair master for 15 easy and leg weights #2.
OK, no problem.
I don't think I have even run on my treadmill at an incline 6. Never ever. I sure felt it today! I was sucking air and sweat was pouring off in buckets. To keep the HR at 160 I had to decrease the pace every once in a while, all the way down to 5 MPH! It's a bit disheartening to see that a workout of 1:20 only gets you 7 miles. But I made peace with it! At some points I was at MHR and brought the pace even slower.
So, onto the stairmaster, thank goodness it was easy pace. My hamstrings were tired! 1.5 more miles..and onto legs.
BB Squat: 120x10x1; 155x15x3
Press: 100x10x1, 220x15x3
Extension: 85x10x1, 120x15x3
Laying Ham Curl: 50x10x1, 90x15x10 and time to call it a day.
Oh...stretching...I actually looked forward today! It felt wonderful and I did 9 minutes instead of the scheduled 5 minutes :)
Leggies. Are. Tired. In a good way!