Monday, September 10, 2012

Living and Active

Today is the first day of the "Living and Active" challenge with Clare over at Peak 313!  If you haven't checked out this challenge, hop over there and take a look!  Clare did an AWESOME job creating printables and workout routines.  If you're looking for some motivation, or even just some new workout ideas - this is for you!

I'm currently training for the Men's Health Urbanathlon (prouncounced herb-an-ath-lon, not "herb-a-thon" - that's for you, Mom! haha!) which is October 27th in NYC. 

The race is a 9.5 mile course with several obstacles throughout.  But don't worry - I'm not actually doing all 9.5 miles! (PHEW!!!) The race can be done in teams of 3, with each person doing a 3.0-3.3 mile leg and about 3 obstables.  I have an amazing team with 2 other ladies who have really made this training fun.  There's a total of about 30 of us from my gym training for this and we're all planning on getting a bus and taking the trip to NYC together. 

The training has been interesting.  The fantastic ownwers of my gym have been putting together workout plans for us each week.  The first 4 weeks it was new and "fun" - really challenging, but such a change of pace that I was actually enjoying it.  Weeks 5 and 6 were a little different.  It was the start of school, so I was extra tired, plus the "new" feeling wore off and it became a little more daunting.  On Sunday, one of my teammates and I met at the gym to do a killer of a workout and I finally felt that "I kinda like this challenge" feeling again, so I think I've turned the corner!

Anyway, all of that to share my workout plan for the week.  This is the first "official" link up to Clare's challenge! So, here's my plan:

Monday - solo easy run (5 min. warm-up, 15 min. run, 3 min. walk, 5 min. run, 5 min. cool-down)
Tueday - Urbanathlon training at my gym
Wednesday - 3 mile run with the "muffin top makeover"
Thursday - pace run with training teammates
Friday - REST :-)
Saturday - 2-3 mile run with the "muffin top makeover" and "new move Monday"
Sunday - stair climb/hill training workout with training teammates

Looks like I'd better make sure I'm getting to bed early - this week I'm going to need my rest!!

What are your workout plans for the week, folks?

1 comment:

  1. I'm definitely getting back into my walks and adding in some cardio. I know from past experience that's what makes a difference for me...but have been avoiding. Thanks for sharing this info though-great stuff! Have a powerful week!