Fitness Friday: Foam Rolling!
Wednesday Workout: 1 hour BodyPump class, 3 miles on treadmill
Thursday Workout: off!
After another long day of teaching band, I went to the gym right away and got a BodyPump class in on Wednesday. I was so happy because my friend Amy joined and took the class with me!! It was not crowded and I was happy to take the class. I got on the treadmill after class and got in my 3 miles. I did the first two miles by increasing my speed every quarter of a mile: 6.3 mph, 6.4, 6.5, 6.6 for mile 1 and 6.7, 6.8, 6.9, 7.0 for mile 2. I was super sweaty after that and backed it down to 6.4 for awhile during mile 3 and cooled down with a walk for the last quarter.
Amy is following the same training plan as me and we are on week 3:
I have been lazy with my stretching and need to pick it up. I’ve also been neglecting my foam roller and my hips have felt tight. Amy said her knees are starting to feel bad and I told her she needs to use her foam roller on her IT band!
Love my foam roller. How could I neglect it for the past few weeks?? Oh yeah, because I’ve been exhausted all week and could barely get myself to run. Today is the last day of camp so I can catch up on sleep soon! Took off yesterday so I could heal up and stretch. Hopefully I will make up my “Thursday 3 miler” today or tomorrow. If not, I’m not too worried because it is still early in my training and I’ve done a lot this week.
Do you use a foam roller?? Favorite IT band stretches? Did you workout today???