I’m a rule breaker. The sign on the wall of the pool area said no running but I showed them and did an hour of running in the pool…muhahaha.
I actually really liked it. Sure there were times of boredom but between listening to my music (I have waterproof gear from back when I swam a lot) and the pool zumba class (started 1/2 way through my workout), I was pretty darn entertained. My legs felt like jello after some of the intervals, pool running is not joke.
The slide was very tempting, too bad it was closed.
My workout went like this:
5 min w/u
2 sets of 5 x 1:30 hard (30 second recovery)
(2 min easy between sets)
30 min steady state pool running with a few 30 sec hard intervals
5 min c/d
Some things about pool running:
-Put your belt on snugly around your waist and jump on in to the deep end (I am doing it so that my feet do not touch the ground but you can also do it where you do make contact with the pool floor).
-The Hydro Belt keeps you stabilized and efficient. It takes the work out of trying to stay afloat so that you can use you focus on running and proper form!
-Stay nice and tall throughout your run (this will really work your trunk muscles). Keep your back straight and pump your arms the same way you would when you normally run with a 90 degree angle at your elbow. Keep your arms to the side of your body.
-Some people move forward while pool running and some people barely move around at all. Either way is fine. You really do not need very much room to pool run… maybe just 10 yards or so.
-Drive your knee up and then drive it down (don’t angle foot down).
-If it feels easy you are probably slowly swimming, not pool running.
I will continue to add more tips in blog posts as I learn more about it but I feel like I got a killer workout and that this really will help me keep up my fitness until I am running around like normal again.
Brooke wanted to show off her running skirt and running tank. She loves it.
Lunch was my latest favorite salad of a grilled chicken breast, feta, strawberries, cranberries and my favorite Brianna’s Poppyseed Dressing.
Directly followed by my latest must buy at TJ’s item:
Brooke is snoozing and my eyeballs are very sleepy… time for a 20 minute power nap. It is actually amazing how I have trained myself to fall asleep within 90 seconds of lying down no matter what time of day it is. Ask Billy, I really am not even kidding about this one.
Does it take you a long time to fall asleep?
When was the last time you had peanut butter?
What was your workout today? Inside or outside?
What has been your latest lunch favorite?