Oh boy! I’m running a bit behind on the recaps, so we’ve got a twofer this time!
New Year, Better You.
Day 1 (Monday, Jan. 2, 2017): Rest Day + Total Synergistics
The goal is to restart the P90X3 supplemental training to go along with the runs. I noticed that I could increase the weights for the Total Synergistics workout.
Day 2: Intervals [5 min WU, 4x(6 min @ 10:00 + 3 min @ TH + 2 min recovery jog), 5 min CD] & Agility X
Knocked this run out on a treadmill. I finished with 5.4 miles at an average pace of 10:00. I supplemented it with P90X3 Agility X which reminded me about how much I dislike plyometric workouts. Definitely a burner!
The gym was packed with people as expected for the beginning of the year. Unlike most people, I actually LOVE when the gym is packed with folks for two reasons.
- I love seeing people take control of their health (or at least try).
- I’m more motivated to push harder and longer, because of my competitive nature of running next to people.
Day 3: 30 Minute Bike
Day 4: Intervals [1 mile easy, 2 miles @TH, 1 mile easy] & X3 Yoga & The Challenge
This was definitely one of the toughest intervals I’ve done because of the longer threshold run, but I got it done with an average 10 minute pace. I also had to double up on the X3 workouts because I missed it the previous day.
Crushed the Challenge with a target of 7 pull ups and 18 push ups for the exercises.
Day 5: Rest Day & CVX
I was feeling a bit lethargic during this workout, but giving 50% effort at a workout is better than not showing up at all.
Day 6: Long Run (6 miles)
Knocked out the run with a 10:42 pace, but I had a hard time finishing because of a cramp above my right hip. Shout out to Les Brown’s motivational speech that I was listening to which helped me push through!
Day 7: Intervals [5 min WU, 8x(2 min @TH, 1 min recovery jog), 5 min CD] & Adventure Rock Climbing
I swapped day 6 and 7 because I was able to run on an indoor track which would be more fitting for this interval workout. Ran 3.65 at an average 9:47 pace and then capped it off with a session at Adventure Rock!
There’s a climbing route that I’ve been working on that I’ve been struggling to finish. Although I still haven’t completed it, I got one step further! All about the progression instead of perfection!
Week 10 Day 1 (Monday, Jan. 9, 2017): Rest Day
Sleep is bae.
Day 2: Intervals [1 mile easy, 1 mile @ TH, 1 mile easy, 1 mile @TH, 1 mile easy] & X3 Dynamix
I did X3 Dynamix before the run which was a great warm up and stretch. Knocked out a 5 mile run with a 10:10 pace. I watched Obama’s farewell speech during the run so I didn’t die of treadmill boredom.
Day 3: Easy Run (4 miles) & X3 The Warrior
I was running a 10:21 pace but had a right side cramp so I had to walk for a minute at the halfway point. Then finished with a 10 min pace for an average pace of 10:46. I added X3 Warrior to supplement the run where I was completely spent by the end of the workout.
Day 4: Long Run (6 miles) & X3 Eccentric Upper
First mile was awful. Then I put on the right music — more like Eric Thomas yelling at me in his motivational mixtape, and then the last 5 miles were smooth as butter.
Eccentric Upper is definitely a favorite in the X3 program. Love the pump!
Day 5: 30 Minute Bike
Day 6: Rest Day & Yoga w/ Tony Horton
Tony Horton will give you abs from laughing so much. He’s hilarious.
Day 7: First Ascent Climbing
Although I had a fun climbing day, I missed the run for the day. Tsk tsk!
It’s the beginning of the year and two types of people emerge: people that are attempting to change their lives with New Year’s resolutions/goals and people that bash them. Let’s be the different and support those that are trying to make a better life for themselves while we improve our own!