Annie and I woke up a 5am this morning and hit the road for a 7 mile run in the dark! Annie if following a 1/2 Marathon Training program that was published in last month's Runners World. I have been just doing the long runs that are scheduled for every Saturday with her in addition to my P90X.
It was very humid this morning, even at this early hour, but we both really enjoyed the run. My average HR was only 136 BPM so it was a good aerobic base run for me. Since I am a little bit of a stronger runner than Annie right now she sets the pace. A couple of times I would run up next to her and pick it up some and she would have no problems. We ended up doing the 7 miles in 1:17, which is right at an 11min/mile pace. I am pretty sure I could do about 9:00 -9:30min/mile pace at this distance but the aerobic pace goes along way towards base building so in the long run this is probably better for me anyways!
This afternoon I then went to the Gym to start Week 5 of P90X and began with Chest, Shoulders, and Triceps. It has been some time since I have done this workout and quickly remembered why it is not one of my favorites! Some of the moves are just awkward like the the one arm push up, the plyo pushups and the fly push ups. But I was using the bench with dumbbells and just modified to fit what I was doing! Like for the one arm push ups I just did alternating lifts with the dumbbells and tried to mimic the hand angle if the video. Overall I had an okay workout!
After ARX I decided to do some more ab/core work. I did some windshield wipers hanging from the squat rack. They were brutal and I felt vomit in my mouth on rep #3. After that I did 2 sets of hanging leg raises. Then I went to the decline bench and did two sets of sit-ups with a 6 lb medicine ball. After that I went downstairs and used the weighted Ab/Crunch machine and ripped out two more sets. I am going to be sore tomorrow!!!
Tomorrow is a bike ride and if feeling strong might get a swim in too! Have some Real Estate stuff to do so it sort of depends on how long that takes.
Thanks for Reading,