I have been busy playing around with those Gigabody workouts I told you about last week in order to provide you will a great review (most likely by the end of this month).
Of course playing around means I am doing lots of random routines, starting and stopping some of them along with completing some new-to-me workouts.
I am not going to share major details of the workouts just yet since I am still in the reviewing process and my opinions haven’t been totally formed so please bear with me when it comes to how I list the workouts as you see them below.
Gigabody Barre workout & 6 Miles
I love completing a barre routine prior to my runs, especially on cold mornings.
Being all stretched and loosened up allows me to jump right into a speedy run which helps to adjust a bit quicker to the cold air.
Average pace of 8:48 min/mile. I will take it.
A few short Gigabody workouts & 6 Miles
I completed some of the shorter Gigabody routines including two Barre strength and balance videos (13 minutes for each video) as well as part of an arm strength training video.
By the time I headed out for a run, I was tired. I planned on cutting the run short around three or four miles but then my phone rang so I ended up chatting with my good friend on her drive into Manhattan which took me to six miles.
I always say that I prefer to run alone but I certainly enjoy chatting with my friends on the phone while I run easy-paced miles.
Pure Barre DVD & 7 miles
I missed my Pure Barre! In case you are wondering which DVD’s I use, I rotate the Mile High series which incorporates the red ball in most of the exercises.
Sometimes a girl needs to NOT wear a sports bra for 24 hours.
Pure Barre DVD & 6 Miles
Sometimes the day after a rest day produces a great run but sometimes the day after a rest day produces a terrible run which makes no sense but it happens.
My legs felt heavy and like lead for most of the run. I averaged 9:30 min/mile but it felt more like an 11:00 min/mile.
I didn’t give up because in my opinion, if you don’t run through the bad runs, you won’t recognize the good runs when they happen.
14 Miles? 15 Miles? Somewhere in between?
My phone died after mile 11, maybe at like 11.60 miles? Maybe?
Uh huh. My phone hasn’t died on me in forever. I probably ran another thirty minutes but I haven’t a clue what my pace was or what the final mile mark was when I arrived home.
It was also the first run of the season where the temperature was in the thirties. My body was warm (three layers) but my lungs took a good four miles to adjust to breathing in the cold air and remembering how to warm it effectively.
After I publish this post and eat some breakfast, I plan on going for a short run. I don’t know what short means but I will figure it out once I am out there.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
Is today a rest day or a workout day for you?
If you ran a race yesterday, how did it go?
Best thing you have eaten so far this weekend?