Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Workout Results 5/12-

I felt far better today in terms of my energy. I did not have as good of a run as last week and my shin gave me some trouble during the first half mile. I pressed on, slowed down my pace and after awhile it improved. I still was pleased with my workout overall. I sometimes have to remember that yes, I am training so that I can do fun races and so on, but first and foremost I am training to improve my overall fitness and to loose weight. I should never define a workout based only on time but instead focus on how each workout will bring me closer to my goals. Every time I workout, I am changing my life. I am building a base that will keep me fit and healthy for years to come!

Totals for the day -
Time - 120 mins
Calories burned - 1,176
Calories consumed - 2,100

Workout 1 - 10.31 mile bike ride with 2 mile run followed by .5 mile slow run/walk cool down
Time - 78 mins which includes transitions, stop lights and cool down.
Calories burned- 850

Bike - 10.31 miles with hills - 37.49 mins/Avg speed - 16.3 mph Max speed - 26.5 mph
Run - 2 miles - 19:25 mins/ Avg pace - 9:43 mm
Cool down - .5 mile run/walk - 6.02 mins

Post morning workout walk with dog - 20 mins easy walk
Calories burned - 103

Workout 2 - Swim 1,000 yard freestyle
Time - 22 mins - time is aprox as I left my watch at home, I used the clock at the pool for my times.
Calories burned - 223

6 comments:

PHannie said...

I love that you are as in to exercise as I am, but there are some weeks that the double workouts just don't seem to fit in. How do you do it?

How do you restrain yourself from pushing too hard when recovering from an injury?

Anonymous said...

HI Jen, Thanks for your help with the heart rate monitor last week - I really noticed a difference once I started using the heart rate monitor with my circuit training both in terms of motivation and results. I'm trying to burn more calories with each workout and it was helpful to get 'permission' to not eat back my MFD calories and to add a rest day or two as well.

I know you like inspiring videos and I don't know if you'd seen the one below of a speech by Prof. Randy Pausch called "Last Lecture." He passed away of pancreatic cancer and recorded this amazing lecture on achieving your dreams -- it's long but pretty inspiring.

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-5700431505846055184

Hope you are well!

Jen's Journey said...

Thank you so much for sending me that video! I saw briefly a segment of him talking on a video today on Oprah and I starting crying just watching him. I cannot wait to see that video - thanks!

Glad you are seeing good results with the HRM and circuit training. I know for me it made a HUGE difference!!!

Thanks again for stopping by! Wishing you a successful workout tomorrow!

Krissa said...

You are the bomb. Old saying...but you are!!!!!!!!!

Vicki said...

You're workouts are amazing. I'm looking forward to the time when I can bike at that speed and run even a mile!!

Jen's Journey said...

Thank you guys for your support!!!!!