Happy Saturday!! I hope you are having a fabulous weekend so far! I’ve got a fun little road/treadmill/track/indoor track (heaven forbid I run outside in the snow) workout for you that kicked my trash the other day! It’s an easy one to remember too… I am not a fan of speed workouts that are complicated because I end up checking my phone a few times throughout the workout to remember what is next.
It went a little bit like this:
1-2 mile warm-up
3 miles fast
.4 mile recovery jog
2 miles faster
.4 mile recovery jog
1 miles FASTEST!!!
1-2 mile cool-down
My splits for the 3-2-1
3 miles x 6:48 pace, heart rate around 158
2 miles x 6:33 pace, heart rate around 167
1 mile @ 6:07, heart rate around 174
I am starting to record my heart rate for workouts like this one so that I can see how it improves over time. The effort will always be high (and my heart rate will show that I am putting in a hard effort) but the goal will be to get faster and faster with this workout with around the same heart rate #s (while remembering to factor in the effect that heat, sleep, recovery play with heart rate).
Let’s talk about the sports bra that I wore for this workout for just a second mmkay?
I know I have found the perfect sports bra when I don’t think about my sports bra during a workout. If I am wearing a lame one then that is pretty much all I am thinking about the entire run. If the sports bra is comfortable, stays in place, chafe free and supports everything just right then I am able to focus on my workout and form instead of being super annoyed with my sports bra.
I’ve been experimenting with The Absolute Racerback Sports Bra w/SmoothTec from Champions and it is a sports bra that I don’t think about while wearing it because it checks off all of my needs for a sports bra perfectly. This one is a medium support compression sports bra and I am obsessed with the SmoothTec band guards—> aka what keeps me from chafing like crazy. I chafe a ton on my rib cage from sports bras but not with this one.
I love the T-back on the sports bra! So many fun colors and styles and this one is only $24. Don’t forget to check out Champion on Twitter, Pinterest, Facebook and Instagram to see more. Just like wearing the right pair of running shoes—> wearing a good sports bra is VERY important!
Woke up to more snow Friday morning!
We had some pretty sweet things happen like going to a book fair.
9 miles on the treadmill with Megan entertaining me.
Picking up the kiddos from school then hitting up Nickel City… unsuccessful selfie.
She asked me to join in on a Warhead challenge game and I refused without any hesitation. Those things are soooo sour, can’t/won’t handle it.
Also, do people actually eat these or just buy them for the heck of it?
I got cuddle time with my favorite little man.
And my Friday night treat= gas station hot chocolate.
What are your weekend plans?
What was the last speed workout that you did?
Any delicious weekend treats?
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Champion. The opinions and text are all mine.