This past week, my husband and I started the new p90x3 fitness program. I am training to run another full marathon, LA Marathon in March. However, this past week I have opted to keep it relatively low key to rest and heal from this chest cold I have. I may have rested but I wasn’t still. I did a lot of movement and working out still. Here are a few snap shots of my fitness from this week:
Monday, I did a set of two workouts. In the morning I headed to the gym for an easy 10 minutes on the treadmill. Followed by a 5×5 of heavy back squats.
Later that night, after the boys went to bed, my husband and I pressed play for our first p90x3 workout, Total Synergistics. It was a lot of fun working out together.
We did our before/after photos and measurements and are excited to see our transformation at the end of our 90 days following this program.
Tuesday, mid-morning I headed to the gym for a nice and easy 5.5 mile treadmill run. This was an easy run and nothing too crazy. Mostly to test to see where my lungs and chest cold were. I still felt tired and sluggish. I was glad to do something though.
After my run, I headed outside for 100 walking lunges. Feel the burn! I know these lunges will help me on the downhill course of the LA Marathon!
Again, after the boys went to bed, my husband and I busted out our day 2 for p90x3. Agility X. It was like old school plyometrics. It was a lot of fun. But crazy hard at the same time. We were a sweaty mess.
Wednesday, I went to the gym and attempted speed work. I was supposed to run mile repeats. However, I just managed to walk 2 miles on the treadmill and headed outside by the pool to relax and enjoy the quiet. I decided to listen to my body and rest. It was good.
Later that afternoon, I felt I needed a bit more calm and stretch. So the youngest and I did x3 yoga together. It felt soo good to stretch it out.
Thursday, I rested in the morning and worked out with the husband in the evening. We did day 4 of the p90x3 THE CHALLENGE workout. This was pretty much push-ups and pull-ups for 30 minutes. It was crazy intense and yet fun at the same time. I can NOT do a single unassisted pull up to save my life… so I am still working on it.
Friday is handstand Friday. Of course, I had to do my obligatory handstand Friday picture (posted on facebook, instagram and twitter). Later that night my husband and I busted out CVX (another p90x3 program) WITH our kiddos. It was a fun cardio with weights workout. The only hiccup was juggling not only our balance but also our children who were underfoot and very much in the way.
Saturday I headed out for a solo run. I had 14 miles on the training plan. I wasn’t sure how it would go because I was still coughing and my energy levels were low. But I decided to head out and at least run 12 miles easy. When I was out there I felt great. I ran the first 10 miles at a comfortable pace (and even had to force myself to slow down). The last 4 miles were ran at my goal marathon race pace and I did my best to do a negative split with increasing speed as I finished.
Mile 1 – 9:45
Mile 2 –9:52
Mile 3 – 10:03
Mile 4 – 10:23
Mile 5 – 10:12
Mile 6 – 10:26
Mile 7 – 10:36
Mile 8 – 10:45
Mile 9 – 10:33
Mile 10 – 10:36
Mile 11 – 10:10
Mile 12 – 10:09
Mile 13 – 10:02
Mile 14 – 9:30
**Edited to add our afternoon/post run workout. My husband (and the boys) and I busted out our day day 6 p90x3 workout. We did THE WARRIOR workout. I found this workout a great post-run workout. Challenging yet a great way to release any lactic acid build up too.
There you have it, my fitness scenes from this past week. I hope you had an active and productive week too! Now, I need to menu plan and get our NUTRITION in order too! Yikes, that is my biggest struggle… food!