Monday marked the start of Richmond Half Marathon training: WEEK 4. Last week was a complete disaster and I’m almost over it–total running miles last week: 4. Lame.
Last night’s run was lovely. My lungs felt good, my legs felt even better. Back (barely) but back under a 9-minute mile pace. We did 3 miles in a neighborhood called Kiln Creek–a cookie-cutter-housed-we-never-want-to-live-anyplace-like this neighborhood, but it is one of the safest places to run at night. We did 3 miles in 26:59 (8:59/mile) with negative splits. It felt so good!
We started this week with a new workout dvd challenge: Exhale: Core Fusion 30-Day Sculpt. We’ll be doing this for 31 days (because we’ll miss Sunday’s workout due to camping!!), usually in the morning. I like a structured workout plan, it gives me something to look at and see what I have completed. I chose this particular dvd because I was looking for a yoga-pilates-strength fusion workout that I could do in the morning before work, and the reviews on Amazon were great.
Here’s how it works: The dvd is divided into 4 weeks of workouts, which is then divided into 6 workouts per week–leaving one day for rest. We have completed workouts 1-3, and tomorrow will be the rest day. These 20-minute workouts are intense, but hopefully *fingers crossed* effective.
I took some measurements on Sunday so I can do some comparisons after the 31 days:
Weight: 143 (holy plateau)
Body Fat (as per my scale): 24.2%
Muscle (as per my scale): 36.3%
Waist: 30 inches
Low waist (around navel): 35.5 inches
Hips: 38 inches
Along with running and eating a bit better (less sweets), I’m hoping to see reductions in all categories…except muscle percentage of course.