Last week went pretty well for training but I skipped my track workout. I could argue that I do a lot of treadmill sprints when I’m at orange theory fitness (OTF) so let’s call it even. OTF is running a bingo game in July, so I took classes at some random times to get a bingo square–one square is ‘take Kara’s 7pm class thursday’ so I worked that into my schedule even though it’s not my usual time. For every row that you get bingo, you’re entered into a raffle for $250 cash and other prizes. Fingers crossed, I never win these challenges or raffles at the gym!
Miles planned for the week / actual miles: 24 / 26.8 miles
Monday. Didn’t get up to run my track workout but I did go hit Orange Theory in the afternoon. #notamorningperson
Tuesday. OTF 0530 hours
Wednesday. I did my tempo run on the treadmill after work and ran 5 miles at my marathon pace (MP) which per my charts is 10 minute miles. This wasn’t too hard, I ran on the treadmill to beat the heat and it was getting late in the evening.
Thursday I took the 7pm class to get a bingo square but also it’s not helping with my aspirational goal of becoming a morning person. My data has shown though that I seem to burn more calories and spend more time in the ‘orange zone’ (84% max heart rate) when i take class in the evening rather than before work. But this could also be because evening classes are less full and i can start working out on the treadmills or rowing stations. In the morning I usually arrive just as class is starting and typically start in the weight room which doesn’t get my heart rate going at the start.
Took a rest Day and indulged in pizza night with the family. Side note: made the kids watch Back to the Future with Michael J. Fox. Reviews were mixed. Trying to educate the kids with the 80s classics!
Saturday long run 10 miles! Was pretty warm out, I ran along the beach road for the first half and inland for the way back. I wanted to ‘ice’ my feet in the ocean after but it was so warm, not much cooling effect.
Sunday 90-minute class OTF.
Another bingo square but I may be overdoing it. Took the 90 minute class at OTF and was a sweaty & exhausted mess at the end. Here’s my workout summary. I average about 350-400 calories and 5 points normally in a 60 min class and this was a new calorie burn PR.
On to next week! see you out there,