Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Must Have Air Conditioning

It is freaking hot here. It was over 100 degrees on Sunday - it is MAY for heaven's sakes...ugh.

This is why I have a gym membership, it is the only way I can work out in the summer on these hot days. Unless of course I'm swimming in our pool (which I'm more of a floating with a glass of wine kind of girl, so it isn't really working out) or kayaking on the lake.

I haven't worked out since last Thursday! I'm so bad, every day I have the intention and every day it gets put off! The heat hasn't helped!

So I'm writing down my exercise schedule for the week so I have a little motivation to keep my butt in gear this week.

  • Tuesday: Bootcamp (strength and cardio)
  • Wednesday: Run and 30 Day Shred
  • Thursday: Bootcamp
  • Friday: Run and 30 Day Shred
  • Saturday: Bootcamp
  • Sunday: Rest
  • Monday: Bootcamp
I know, a little crazy with the bootcamps huh? Honestly, I'm burned out on my bootcamps. Next Monday is my last "free" Bootcamp session - and I have to say I've pretty much wasted it...but I'm ready for them to be over. I have been half-assed in my food logging so I've not lost much more only maintained. I'm not going to resign up for that group - because I think the summer will be hard for me to want to go to those workouts when it is 110 degrees outside. Anyways, that is why I have 5 days in a row of pretty intense workouts so hopefully when I get my final measurements next week I will see some sort of difference. Nothing like waiting till the last week to get serious, huh? I'm a procrastinator!

So after next Monday, I will probably refocus on my running (which I still love) but I will still be doing my Saturday bootcamps.

I've signed up for a couple races for this year. On July 26 I will be running the Wharf to Wharf from Santa Cruz to Capitola with my BadAss Dad (who has been known to run a half marathon in his jeans). It should be a fun and scenic 6 mile run...and much cooler than where I live!

I re-signed up for the Lake Tahoe Marathon on September 27...This was my first half marathon I did two years ago so it will be fun to see my improvement. It isn't an easy race though, it is at a high elevation (my body is used to pretty much sea level) and has some killer hills.

I'm hoping to incorporate the half somehow into my training for a full marathon (which I really want to do but don't really want to take the time to train for). I need to decide what I can do and may either do the California International Marathon in December or Cowtown Marathon which is October 4 (one week after the half)...I guess I could do the half as part of my taper for the full, but I'm not sure if I want to be training for a marathon in the summer months here. So I might just use the half a jumping off point for training for the CIM in December.

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SeaBreeze said...

I'm incorporating a 1/2 in my full marathon training plan. I think its a great idea because it gives you a taste of that race day buzz.