Thursday, February 14, 2013

Milestone Week

This week (well, last week really, but both weeks are the same) marks the point where I've gone further with training than I did for my half marathon in October. My last 2 long runs were both 13 miles, so I did 13.1 just because that's a half. I ran the first one with my bff out at her house, and it was a great time. We always have so much fun together! We're most likely going to get arrested for disturbing the peace during the marathon-that's how loud we are. My weekly mileage is up to 25 miles per week. My left ankle has been a little grumpy ever since I tried Zumba a few weeks ago. The class was a bit awkward. My longest mid-week runs are on Tuesdays, and I'm up to 7 miles now. I just don't think I can do 7 miles and then go to Zumba again. Also, I sort of suck at dancing. So there's that.

This week has been super busy workout-wise. Monday was a bit scary. I did an arm workout with my trainer, and we did cardio on the treadmill in between arms sets. I normally struggle with the treadmill workouts, but it's usually ok. The treadmill was set at a 12% incline and the speed was 4.5, for 3 minutes. I was ok until the second treadmill bout. I didn't have my HR monitor on, so we can't be 100% certain, but I think my HR spiked above my max. Despite resting after the cardio, I couldn't make it through the last arms set. I got dizzy, my head was pounding, and I couldn't hear. I ended up puking in the bathroom. My trainer was super worried about me-she said my face went from the purplest she's ever seen to very white when she came to check on me after my shower. The workout ended around 1:30, and I didn't feel better until 8pm or so. What really concerned me is that I couldn't fill out the mileage sheet for the Coast to Coast challenge after my shower. My trainer said that I have to wear my HRM every time I work out with her now so she can check.

My 7 mile run on Tuesday went ok. I went a little slower than normal because of Monday's incident. On Wednesday, I (probably) went a little overboard. I started off with kickboxing at 7am, and I broke my gloves. I think they were already broken from the previous time, because I wasn't punching very hard.

I also did weights yesterday, and it was a leg day. I don't know what the proper terminology is on this, but I squatted 65lbs! There was 20lbs total on the bar, and then I'm told that the bar weighs 45lbs by itself. This was my first time to do barbell squats on anything other than the smith machine. It was pretty cool. I ran 4 miles after weights, because I didn't want to take an extra shower and come back after work to run. That sort of didn't matter though, because I ended up going to my first spin class, and while awesome, it resulted in a 3rd shower for the day. My butt is so stinking sore today, but I really enjoyed the class.

Oh, and I am hungry all.the.time. It seems like all I do is eat. Sheesh.