After a week of resting and taking it easy, today I made it back to the gym for a good sweaty workout. I used the Nike Fit Club app to guide my workout. This is a great app since it talks to you and keeps track of time for you. There is even a continuous countdown timer of how long you have left that is super motivating (atleast for me). Also it has a lot of different workouts based on what you are trying to accomplish (get lean, strength, etc.) and has beginner, intermediate, and advanced options.
I chose to do the “Drill Sargent” workout from the intermediate strength section. Although the app does do a warm up and a stretching cool down as apart of the workout, I started out on the elliptical for 5min. This helped to get my heart rate up a little but more importantly it helped wake me up a bit since I was super lazy this morning. For cool down I did the couple min of stretching that the app included but then added a few more of my own.
It felt good to get sweaty and to start working on my offseason goals. On the subject of goals… I worked on my post workout nutrition goal by having a whole wheat English muffin with almond butter and coconut shreds immediately after the workout. It was delicious and hit the spot.
What’d you do for your workout today?
I could’t hold out any longer….I signed up for my next race this evening. I will be in Raleigh for Ironman 70.3 June 1st!!
I volunteered at this race last year and it was an amazing event so I cannot wait to see what it will be like to be an athlete participating in the event this time around. I am even more excited because it is in the city I have grown to love so much over the last few years.
Until about mid January I will be in the maintaining, offseason phase of training but come mid January…Training will begin!! I will hopefully be able to start back up with my coach from last season who helped me prepare for Carolina Half back in September. She was great!!
I am so happy to have a race on the calendar for 2014! Do you have any races you are looking forward to for 2014?
Ironman 70.3 Raleigh 2013…volunteering at the 2 / 11mile run course aid station 🙂