Wednesday, August 29, 2007

OUCH!

Yesterday, I hit the gym just after 6 AM to start my track workout on the treadmill. I was still tired and my legs and joints felt tight.

The best thing is after a mile or two when things finally loosen up and you feel like your self again. I ran a nice solid track workout with various longer intervals 1K-2K-1K-1K. Then I cooled down at a 8 minute mile pace feeling rather comfortable. I love how that pace feels so comfortable when I am done, but the same pace would have felt uncomfortable in my warm-up.

Running my interval workouts on the treadmill at the gym always seems to garner a few looks wondering why I am pushing myself so darn hard. I have only been at this new gym a couple weeks and I suppose they are not used to me yet. I was a disgusting sweaty mess, but I felt good.

Later around lunch I was still feeling frisky, so I returned to the gym for something different. A Hard Bodies Class. I did lots of core work, abs, pushups, shoulder and chest exercises and lots of lunges. Oh my butt and ab muscles are sore today! Yet, I am stoked about it...I just love the opportunity to do something different on occasion and with new people. I may have to make this a weekly showing!

7 comments:

Brian said...

I agree.. Seeing the look on everyone's face in the gym when you put the treadmill speed to the max is priceless!

JenC said...

Don't know how you can handle the treadmill at this time of year, but you are a rock star on it as always!

Maybe I'll try out a new class once the season is over.

TriShannon said...

I am actually excited to hit the weights again... that was something I really started enjoying last winter! It is a different kind of sore. Oh and ab soreness is always good!

GP said...

Oh, didn't you hear? Going to the gym is all about taking it easy and looking primped! Hee hee.

Sounds like a great workout, and I admire your treadmill skills... I tend to fall off.

B Bop said...

Nice Ridin' with you @ the Stomp. Perfect morning and good times. See you @ Portage Lakes.

Brian said...

Awesome work on the treadmill! Any type of speedwork before noon will earn you strange looks from others. It's just not natural : )

Lana said...

That sounds like a good class! We have a class something like that on Wednesday mornings...I just need to make myself get up and attend!