Category: Piyo

Recap of last week’s workouts 8/4-8/10

My half marathon training is going well and I did my first ever trail run on Sunday. First of all, I’m in phase three of the Asics training plan on the Asics app, which is the Going Further Phase. It says that during this phase I’ll continue the high pace training done in the last phase but will extend the distance the pace must be maintained. This phase will help to build my leg strength and stamina. On Monday, there wasn’t anything scheduled on the app so I did PiYo Core and PiYo Define: Upper Body. My husband joined in for a little bit as you can see in the pic below :). Both were great workouts!IMG_7163-0.JPG

On Tuesday, I did PiYo Buns. I thought this one was a tough one but I liked it! It really works your lower body. There’s tons of squats and lunges.IMG_7196-0.JPG

On Wednesday, I jogged three miles and then did PiYo Core. According to the Asics app, the jog is supposed to gently exercise the muscles used for running.IMG_7214-0.JPG

I also, got my Mom’s Run This Town Summer Safari medal for running the virtual 10k. Pretty cool bling! 🙂IMG_7238-0.JPG

On Thursday, I ran 7.5  miles. It was my fastest 7 miles according to Smashrun. I also did PiYo: Define Lower body. Had a good workout!IMG_7241.JPG

Then Friday was a rest day.IMG_7257.JPG

On Saturday, I jogged three miles on our trusty old treadmill and then did PiYo Sweat. It’s good to know our treadmill still works lol. I enjoy running outside but I didn’t wake up early enough before my husband went to work. IMG_7280.JPG

On Sunday, I ran my first ever trail race! It was the XTERRA Hagg Lake 5k. I had fun and it was a lot harder than road racing. I was supposed to run 7.5 miles according to my training schedule but oh wells. It was a hard trail run :P.IMG_7322.JPG

How’d your week go? Have you ever ran a trail race? How was it?

Hope you have a great week!

 I’m linking up with Workout Wednesday (WOW) Link Up! This one is brought to you Diatta Harris at Femme Fitale Fit Club and Sheila Simmons at The Frugal Exerciser.

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Recap of last weeks workouts 7/28-8/3.

Half marathon training is going pretty good considering being on vacation twice in July. We left New York on Tuesday and I got a short workout in at the airport using the Seven App. Seven minutes is better than nothing :P.20140803-211029-76229738.jpg

I’m giving a quick review of Jet Blue’s snack choices, which I thought were pretty good. It was the first time flying with them and I thought their customer service and snacks were super.20140803-215119-78679054.jpg

I think this was the first time I tried Terra BBQ chips and they were quite yummy and addicting. We had connecting flights, so each time we flew I would pick the Terra BBQ chips for a snack lol.

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Here’s a cool shot from the airplane.20140803-211030-76230585.jpg

We got back around two in the morning. After I got my sleep in, I was able to get my workouts in for the day. I ran five miles and then did PiYo Core.20140803-211031-76231134.jpg20140803-211030-76230862.jpg

On Thursday, I did PiYo Define: Upper and Lower Body. My little guy had fun in front of the camera while I worked out lol.20140803-211031-76231595.jpg

On Friday, I got up early (5 am) to run five miles before hubby went to work. I did not want to run in the heat later.20140803-211031-76231804.jpg

I also got my Encore medal in the mail! It’s the medal you get for running two Rock’n’Roll races. I ran the Portland Rock’n’Roll and Seattle Rock’n’Roll half marathons. Pretty cool bling to add to my collection. 20140803-211032-76232681.jpg

On Saturday, I did PiYo Sweat. I love this one, it totally makes you sweat!20140803-211032-76232923.jpg

Then today, I did my long run of 10.01 miles. On the Asics app, the run had a guideline pace of 9:18-10:13 min/mi. I was in the range, so I’m happy. It says comfortable running lets you train without putting to much strain on the body.

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I had a pretty good week. How’d your week go?

Last week’s workouts 7/21-7/27 and trip to Canandaigua, NY

It was a busy but great week! I didn’t get all the scheduled runs and workouts in due to traveling to New York for my hubby’s family reunion, but I did what I could. I ran once while on vacation, so that’s pretty good. 🙂

On Monday, I started the PiYo schedule and did Align. I think it’s a good one since it shows you how to do the moves properly. I think PiYo works well with my half marathon training since it’s low impact and works on flexibility and strength.20140730-210048-75648457.jpg

On Tuesday, I jogged three miles according to my half marathon training plan through the Asics app, and then did Day 2 of PiYo, Define: Lower Body. It’s a short one and is about 20 minutes.

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On Wednesday, I ran a fast 5 miles and then did PiYo Define:Upper Body. It’s another short workout, that’s less than 20 minutes.20140730-210048-75648805.jpg

That night we left for New York and took a red eye flight. We got to JFK Airport around 5 am and then had to wait about four hours until our next flight to Rochester, NY, where we arrived at about 11 am. Here’s a pic from a kiosk at JFK Airport:20140730-210048-75648879.jpg

We were going to Canandaigua, NY to celebrate my husband’s Great Grandma’s 90th birthday as well as have a family reunion.

On Thursday, I didn’t get a workout in but had a nice time going sailing on Uncle Kerry’s boat. This was on Lake Canadaigua. Here are some pics:20140730-210049-75649268.jpg

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On Friday we went to Onanda Park where we went on a little hike. I thought it was a nice one and my kiddos enjoyed it.20140730-210823-76103673.jpg

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Then on Saturday, I went for a five mile run from our hotel. It was nice to get a run in especially since I wasn’t eating very well. I ate a lot of cookies, donuts, and chips…but hey I was on vacation :). But here are some of the things I saw on my run:20140730-211330-76410739.jpg

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It was a fun week and I had a great time in New York! It was nice meeting more of my husband’s family as well as getting together with others again!

How did your week go?

Recap of last week’s workouts (7/13-7/20)

This week’s half marathon training went well. According to the Asic’s app which is what I’m following for my schedule, it’s phase 2 which is the Getting Faster Phase. It consists of 5 weeks and 80 miles over 16 runs. Monday was a rest day. On Tuesday, it had me jogging three miles, but I decided to do Focus T25’s Ab Intervals too. I had a great workout! It’s still a tough one!
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On Wednesday, I woke up around 5 am and ran five miles fast. The guideline pace was 8:35-8:59.

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Thursday was a scheduled rest day, but I decided to do a PiYo workout. I did PiYo Core and it really worked my core. My kids had fun playing around me while I worked out too, lol.
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On Friday, I woke up early again and ran five miles fast. It was a good run!

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Saturday was a rest day and today I ran 7.5 miles comfortably. The guideline pace was 9:20-10:15.

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I had a pretty good week. How did your week go?

 

Recap of last week’s workouts

Here’s my recap of last week’s workouts. I ran five miles on Wednesday after being on vacation and doing a lot of walking at Disneyland. It was nice to go for a run.20140713-214854-78534350.jpg
On Thursday, I tried PiYo Strength Intervals for the first time. I liked it! I think it’s going to help with my running. It works on flexibility and strength. 
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On Friday, I woke up around 5 am to run five miles since I didn’t want to wait until my hubby came home and it would’ve been almost 90 degrees out.
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Saturday was a rest day and Sunday I ran the Mom’s Run this Town Summer Virtual 10k. I was scheduled to run 7.5 miles so I just ran an additional 1.3 miles easy after running the 10k.
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How did your week go?

Recap of Last Week’s Workouts 6/30-7/7 and Disneyland/Disney California Adventure.

I only got two runs in this week and did a couple of PiYo workouts. On Monday, my husband and I tried Chalene Johnson’s PiYo Define Lower and Upper Body workouts. They were about twenty minutes each. We started with the Upper Body one and then the Lower Body workout. The end of the Lower Body one was tough! There was a lot of plank work.

Here’s a pic of the fam at the end of the workout:20140709-220149-79309177.jpg

On Tuesday, I ran four miles. It was already warm out when I ran that morning. It reached the upper nineties that day….so hot!20140709-220149-79309625.jpg

On Wednesday, I ran six miles. I decided to run a little long because I knew I wouldn’t be able to run the rest of the week since we were going out of town.20140709-220150-79310056.jpg

Thursday was a rest day and Friday we spent most of the day driving to California. The picture below is of Mt. Shasta.

20140709-220150-79310600.jpgI wasn’t able to get any more runs or Beachbody workouts in but I got a great workout walking on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday while we were at Disneyland and Disney California Adventure :). We stayed at a hotel so close to Disneyland that we were able to just walk to the parks each day. We did a lot of walking!

Here are a few pics from our trip:20140709-225629-82589626.jpg20140709-225630-82590586.jpg20140709-225631-82591469.jpg

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20140709-225636-82596013.jpgHave you been to Disneyland? I think it would be cool to get to do a Disney run. Maybe I’ll get to…eventually.

Have you done a Disney run? How was it?

Chalene Johnson’s new workout PiYo is coming soon!

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What is PiYo?
Carve an intensely defined physique-without jumps, without weights, and without joint strain. Using body weight, PiYos uses low-impact, high-intensity movements inspired by Pilates and yoga. The result? Long, lean, muscles, a high, firm booty, and tight, flat, sexy abs. PiYo will work every single muscle to stabilize, stretch, and strengthen every inch of a body. And since Chalene Johnson cranked up the speed and the fun, crazy calories will be burned too!
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