Incredible day today.
I am going to start by telling what I did yesterday, as it really plays into why I feel so great today.
If you saw my post about Sunday – I felt so great after 90 minutes on the spin bike. I did my 90 minutes with a good resistence and really got a good burn in. I felt so great, that I ran 1 mile in 9:51 on the treadmill – immediately after the 90 minutes. I was very proud, as I really feel I hit a new level. 90 minutes left me pretty sore a couple weeks earlier, but not this time.
So how did I follow up my awesome, 90 minute ride + 10 minute run? On Monday I was schedule to run 45 minutes. I met with someone from my local running group (The South Sound Area Runners on meetup.com) and we decided ahead of time to run 60 minutes.
We did an incredible loop – I was not watching my pace. I just had the music going and was running based on how my body felt. My running party & I finished 6.65 miles in 55 minutes! An 8:17 pace. I didn’t hurt. This was less than 24 hours after the 90 minute bike ride.
So – back to today. Today – after the incredible pace yesterday, I was schedule to run another 45 minutes. I ran 5.5 miles in 48 minutes. An 8:47 pace. This was on a hilly course after 2 days of hard workouts.
2 hours after my run, I went to my 1 hour spin class and really kicked but. We had a new instructor and she pushed us hard. The best part is – I pushed hard the entire class and walked out of there on top of the world.
If you are just starting to workout again after a long lay off, or are just now getting into working out….stick with it. It really pays off, and I promise you will start feeling great soon.
Please share your success stories in the comments. I look forward to reading them.