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.

  1. I love seeing people take control of their health (or at least try).
  2. 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!