Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Interval Training

It's been a while.  I guess since my injury and since I'm not training for anything I haven't really had much to talk about.  But I have been very busy lately and I'm back to running.  

1. My feet no longer hurt at all.  My tendonitis on my right foot just needed rest, ice, motrin, etc.  And my arch pains on my left foot just needed better support.  I wear Superfeet now and there's no pain at all when I run.  YIPEE!!  

2.  I've been doing a lot of crossfit and trying to build muscle which I am loving.  We are in the middle of a 12 week challenge to lose fat and gain muscle.  I'll let you know on March 31st how it goes.  Todd and I do lots of our workouts together which is total blast.  We have never enjoyed working out together before.  I love it!!!

 3.  As part of the whole "build muscle" goal I've been doing mainly interval training.  I still do 1 long run a week (8-10 miles) and my other 2 runs are HIIT workouts.  It is so hard.  Today we went to the track and did 400 meter "sprints" 6 times.  Truly, I thought I was going to puke.  Other workouts have been hill sprints, treadmill ladder sprints and 4:2:1 interval running.  They are all short all-out bursts and they are so dang hard.   It was 60 degrees outside today and I ran in a tank and even if the track kicked my booty it was so great to be in the sunshine!

4.  I can finally do 2 pull-ups!!  I might not have made my goal last year but I finally got them.  Just yesterday I did 4 in a row and 43 total in the workout.  Mine aren't too pretty yet....but my chin is above the bar. Do you like our cute Valentine's outfits????