Random Thoughts about Loving My Abs, Hating Valentine’s Day and Track Tuesday
Posted Feb 12 2013 11:26am
Last Wednesday, I visited Pura Cycling Studio a second time to experience another spin class. I didn’t arrive early enough to adjust my seat properly and struggled throughout the class. Let’s just say my va-jay-jay I enjoyed lifting up out of the seat to do hills. Thankfully, there were lots of hills. Tomorrow morning, I will attempt a spin redo by planning to arrive early enough to adjust the seat and bars to the right height.
Last Thursday, I met Chrissy, Marie and the Suncoast Striders for a temp run. My legs were pretty sore from Wednesday’s spin class and I had hard time keeping up with Marie and Chrissy. I did pretty good but not as fast as I would have liked to gone.
Ave Pace 10:06
Max Pace 8:12
Friday, I had planned to attend a spin class at Ryde 4 Life, but I read the schedule wrong and showed up at the Westchase location at the wrong time. Therefore, Friday was a forced rest day.
Saturday, my Tampa Bay Blogger girlfriends and I ran the Dirty Girl Mud Run . I shared a little sneak peek yesterday for Music Monday, but I’ll have a full race report tomorrow.
Chrissy and I wanted to carve out Sunday as a cycling day, but unfortunately I was camping with my girls’ Girl Scouts troop and I was completely shattered when I got home. I felt pretty much the same on Monday, so it was another lazy day.
I’ve been trying to show my abs some daily love for our Love Abs Challenge . Last week, I did 100 bicycle crunches and 60 cross-over with 1 minute planks. Are you seeing any progress? Me either. lol
But today is Track Tuesday and I was ready to take on those intervals with the help of my friends! Wanting to add speedwork to their half marathon training, Chrissy, Larisa and Maribel joined me this morning. I was thrilled to have them, because it’s been a long time since I did speedwork with a running partner . For what will be our weekly Track Tuesday intervals, we mapped out a mile warm up/cool down and four 0.25 sprints in a nearby parking lot. Between all the laps and resting, it took us about 45 minutes to run it all (about 3.35 miles). Perfect!
I took that first sprint a little too fast. I think I was showing off to my friends. lol In all seriousness, my sprints were definitely a little faster this week than last week .
Lap 1 – 0.24 Time 1:27 Ave Pace 6:07
Lap 2 – 0.26 Time 1:49 Ave Pace 7:08
Lap 3 – 0.25 Time 1:45 Ave Pace 7:02
Lap 4 – 0.25 Time 1:53 Ave Pace 7:36
1.04 mile Time 10:34 Ave Pace 10:03
This morning, our local NBC affiliate WFLA ran a story about the Airheads fitness class . I can’t find a link to the new story, but you can read about our experience here . Remember how I said after I high-fived the instructor. Well, that proud moment is on YouTube . I can’t wait for that to surface on Tosh.0 ! Can I get a web redemption?
Speaking of that Airhead event, I have 5 winners to share! The following winners were chosen randomly by Rafflecopter: Chrissy, Jen, Jennifer, Erin and Jina! Congratulations, ladies!