Thanks for the advice regarding Pilates every one! Sounds like it's a great workout, but I'm just not ready to be that committed. To get my bikini body I think I'm going to do a few "core" classes (which are free) and some pilates fusion type classes at the gym. Maybe if I know I can stick with those on a weekly basis I'll know I'm ready to graduate to something that costs and arm and a leg.
This weekend was full of great workouts!
Saturday I invited Ann to go to the gym with me to swim and run. Knowing I was doing at least 6 miles on Sunday we kept it light. I swam for about 15minutes, talking a bit after 10minutes and three minutes later to give Ann some pointers on her form. Although, I don't know how qualified I am, I tried to help. But swimming is hard! She did a great job keeping up, I was impressed
We went upstairs and after some stretching, hopped on the treadmills. I got 3miles in in under 31minutes which was my goal. Not fast but not slow either. Ann did well, walking some but getting about 2.5ish miles in I think. I wasn't really keeping track. She's signed up for a 1/2 in the same month as mine, the 23rd and mine's the 2nd. I don't think I'll be doing hers with her, but we'll see how training goes. I will definitely be cheering! It'll be her first half!
After the run we, on a whim, hit up the rock climbing wall for one trip up. I made it about half way. You wouldn't believe how unnerving it is to climb up a straight wall...does that make sense?
Sunday Tiffany and I ran our 7miles. The first two were tough, but it was SO unbelievably nice to have Tiffany running by my side at the same pace, at a 1.0 incline. That incline, I tell you nearly kills me! We ran at a slow pace according to the TM but her ipod nike+ said we were running between 10:05 and 11min. So, my question to all you TM aficionados is, can you "pace" on the TM be off if you have a shorter stride? Cause doesn't the TM just count belt rotations? I know this sounds crazy. But the whole time we were running I swear it didn't feel like a 12:00min pace it felt like my normal outdoor 10ish min pace. Has anyone ever thought this about a TM? Am I crazy, did I maybe not run the 7.12 I thought and more like the 6 something the tm thought? Either way we got a long run in and I would not have been able to do it without Tiffany! We even picked it up the last mile and ran at 6.0 which was fast for that run.
7.12/1:16:00ish(the TM starts over at 60min)/10:40AP
Taking today off, hubby is still on the couch and it doesn't look like we'll make it to the gym before work! Surprise surprise! Tomorrow Tiffany and I should be doing at quick three or four miles at the gym. It's still a little too wet and icy for us to run outside.