Friday, July 27, 2007

Marathon Workout

Let me start by saying that it was super exciting to see a crew form before my eyes for Badwater. Too funny when you think about a blogging community coming together for something absolutely nuts.

Goal achieved for the week! I had set out this past week to do three Body Pump classes to count as my core and resistance training. Twice this week I dreamed up that the class began at 4:30pm when in fact it did not begin until 6:45pm. So yesterday I arrived to discover this (again) and then decided to go ahead and get my run in. I headed down a frontage road that runs along one of the highways here and then back. It was so flipping hot but I made it. Pounded the fluids and then arrived back at the gym. With so much time to spare I jumped on a Cardio Wave machine for 20 minutes and then relaxed in the sauna for 20 minutes. Cool down for 10 minutes and that placed me in front of the class with just enough time to chat before another 60 minute workout. Needless to say I was spent by the time my marathon workout ended. Nice protein smoothie from the bar and I was headed home to shower and relax.

So with all of that said it was not a bad week at all. In the morning I will tackle a 14 mile trail run and then Sunday will be an 8 mile road run and Body Pump class. Should be two good back to back days of miles. Tonight I will rest and eat my pasta. Yummmmmm.

My new favorite, kick butt machine……

A single exercise that at the same time provides high calorie consumption, toning of the lower limbs and strengthening the knees. Did I also mention that I was sweating like a pig after just a few minutes? Loved it!!!
Happy Running,
Robin

9 comments:

scott keeps running said...

We were looking hard at the Mt. Masochist 50 and were actually going to sign up for it but it had already filled up...which is probably good because I think the JFK is more realistic for a first one anyway. And yes, if you have any cool training tips or a cool plan I would love to take a look.

Mendy said...

Robin - that is some crazy workout you did! That's a lot of time! Good for you, and am glad you're enjoying your new facility and classes.

Have a great time on your 14 tomorrow!

Marcy said...

What tha . . . .yup you're totally good for Badwater! LOL If anyone can do it, it would be you!

Have fun on that 14 miler!!! ;D ;D

Mom tried decaf once said...

Nice job on your workout!! I can't believe you fit that all into a few hours, you totally rock!

Jason The Running Man said...

Hey there! Saw your hubby at the gym! I love the sports club! Been a member for about 3 years now. I can't wait for the 5 forks gym to open it will be nice! Have fun on your 14!

Chad in the Arizona Desert said...

Wow, that workout was truly hard-core. Great job! Good luck with the runs this weekend. I hope your weather cools down so it's a little more enjoyable.

Randy said...

Robin...what an effort for the day...way to go....ohhh and forget about sweating like a pig...remember we are melting our asses away....

runliarun said...

Oh, I guess a protein smoothie feels justified after all that work. So intense.

RunningCrazyAfter3 said...

You kicked some butt! I still haven't managed to try out the Body Pump, darn schedule, but I am definitely getting a class in soon with all the talk I am hearing from you about it!