Friday, 9 January 2015

Fitness Friday: Week 1

I am finally getting back into the swing of things. And this week marks my first week back into training and a regular routine. More for accountability than anything else I have decided to document my weekly training routine as I prep for my 1st race of season. The first couple of weeks aren't going to be pretty (regaining your fitness is hard), but I must admit it felt great to sweat and train again this week.

Of course because this is my first week back, Mother Nature decided to remind me that I live in Canada. We have had a pretty mild winter all things considered - until this week. Wednesday was beyond cold! It was -20C with a wind chill and I think I experienced brain freeze while walking the dog. Needless to say the weather made this week's training a little more challenging than expected. It also made me incredibly grateful for my Goodlife Fitness Membership. Having the option to hop and the treadmill and skip my outdoor run was very appealing this week.

I also learned that one of the Goodlife Fitness locations near my new hood offers Hot Yoga! I have long been a fan of Hot Yoga (especially when battling this Canadian Weather) - and as a result I usually have multiple gym/studio memberships. I love using Yoga as part of my cross training routine. It always helps me address muscle imbalances. But more importantly it helps me restore balance to my week both physically and mentally. So this discovery pretty much made my week and probably my winter.

Week 1 of Training looks a little like this...

Monday: REST
Tuesday: Cross-Training - 10min warm-up on the elliptical, 70 floors on the StairMaster, Abs360, and 20min cool down on the Bike
Wednesday: REST (it was just too cold)
Thursday: 7km Run with 8x30 pick-ups
Friday: 60min Hot Yoga
Saturday: 5km Run
Sunday: 10km Run

Everything is still very much a work in progress. And I admit the move has thrown off my routine a little bit. But it felt really good to get back out there this week. So far 2015 is off to a pretty good start!

Love Your Favourite Darwinian Fail,