Thursday Workout: 3 mile run (28:20)
Friday Workout: off
Saturday Workout: RPM Spin class (45 min.) and BodyPump class (1 hour)
Colby and I ran together Thursday after school and were aiming for an easy 3 mile run. I must have wanted to push it because we ended up around a 9:25 min pace. BUT our Garmins were totally off for the first mile! We started in a spot that always messes up my Garmin (I probably need to update it) and it said I was running between 12-14 min pace when I know I was around 9. I ended up pushing my first mile and Colby said his beeped at around a 9:07 mile. Mine said 9:43!! I know I was pushing it so it probably was around 9:15 or less.
Posing before my run
Thursday was also our “negative 1” anniversary (we are getting married Oct. 6, 2012) and Colby surprised me with roses 🙂 (Awww I know … we are sickeningly sweet) I was so happy so I wanted a picture.
This morning, I convinced my friend Anne to double up on classes with me and try the new RPM spin class our gym offers then BodyPump. Anne and I have tried the regular spin class our gym offers and we have never really gotten into it. This class started at 7:30 this morning and I was tired. It was hard to get out of bed, but I knew she was waiting for me. We decided that the RPM class (Les Mills – company that created BodyPump) was better than regular spin class, but it just isn’t for us. I get bored and I don’t like being on a stationary bike that long. I liked that there was a song track like BodyPump and the constant music made it go a little quicker. I think I get frustrated with spinning because I never know how intense I should have my resistance. I look around and everyone is going faster than me but I have no idea if I have it too hard or too easy.
I’m glad I tried it, but I’m not going to force myself to do it again. I don’t think I burned 675 calories in this class at all. I probably wasn’t working hard enough but I was definitely sweating. Maybe more like 400 calories? Who knows…it made me really tired for BodyPump and I felt like I couldn’t enjoy it as much. I had to bump down my weights for Pump because I haven’t been there in over a week!
Have you tried any new classes/workouts? Long run this weekend?? I’m going for 7-8 tomorrow because next weekend is my half-marathon!