It all started with my usual, easy Monday morning run. This week is being played out as we go; the “official” training plan will go back into effect starting the Taper next week. But I always start with easy, and 5 miles sounded good…
8:00 a.m. – 5 miles, 43:04, avg 8:36
Being my first full day off in over a week, I finally had some time to explore Yoga studios around here. A coworker invited me to a Core Power class – Hot Yoga – and my muscles let out a “YES PLEASE”. The abs and arms don’t get enough attention these days.
11:45 a.m. – 60 min, Hot Power Yoga
I went into the studio expecting 90* (for Hot yoga) to feel much cooler than the 105* for Bikram. My sweat glands were too eager to prove me wrong. As it turns out, the main difference between Hot-Power vs Bikram is the poses – the latter is a series of 26, always the same, the first is up to the instructor. Our 60 minutes were full of lunges, core, cobra, planks, up/down dogs, and a few newbies (to me).
That final Shavasana has never felt so good. Namaste, Core Power. You won this one!
Let’s take a minute and appreciate this art…I’ll give credit where it’s deserved.
I certainly wasn’t the ideal environmentalist during my double workout day, I showered twice (not realizing I was in for the heat) and gulped down water like it was my j-o-b.
With a busy day ahead, this morning’s tempo called at an early, dark hour.
I answered with more energy than one should have at 5:45 a.m., eager for a good sweat and endorphin dose.
Choosing my “hill” route wasn’t my brightest idea, but let’s not judge how my brain works before it’s fully awake. I was thinking more along the lines of street lights, cars passing & visibility – i.e. safety first! I wasn’t thinking I’d turn this into a tempo, but the legs often have a mind of their own and I often let them do the talking.
6 a.m. – 5 miles, 41:25, avg 8:16
9:28 – 8:40 – 8:17 – 7:45 – 7:11
I realized, while showering, that this was my third workout in 24 hours. It was also my third shower, if you’re counting. Safe to say I’m clean, and ready for tomorrow’s rest.
How do you space out your workouts?