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Sunday, 11 April 2010

Hill Race Video and a Boxing Workout

Remember my first race, the hill run? The running club posted some videos to youtube! They aren't great quality and you'll not want to watch the whole of video 1 (they managed to film a man erm relieving himself by the side of the did they not notice and edit that out..really!).. oh I just realised the screen shot at the beginning of video one is the man weeing!!! What?? How strange.. They must have known it was there!!!

Anyway in video one you can see everyone start, Mike appears around 40 seconds in overtaking people on the outside in navy trousers and a dark grey hoody (you can spot both of us a mile off cause we're the ones not in proper running gear!) and you can see me from around 50 seconds onwards pretty much at the back! At 1.30 in it goes to the finish line, skip to around 6.30 to see Mike finish then go to video 2, you can see me in the distance from around 3.50. Unfortunately it doesn't show any of the race in between the start and finish, there were people taking pictures though so I'm hoping to find them on the net somewhere..

Hope you enjoyed the videos!

For todays workout we did some boxing. We used the Bas Rutten track when we were on the heavy bag, the rounds were 2 minutes and on the exercise/shadow boxing rounds we did 30s exercise 30s shadow boxing x 2. In between rounds we had 1 minute rest. It went like this;

  • Burpees/Shadow Boxing
  • Heavy Bag
  • Mountain Climbers/Shadow Boxing
  • Heavy Bag
  • Medicine Ball Burpees/Shadow Boxing
  • Heavy Bag
  • High Knee Dumbell Press/Shadow Boxing
  • Heavy Bag

Then we did the circuit from a few days ago, 20 seconds on each station then 1 minute rest before repeating the circuit.
  • Burpees
  • Shrugs (10kg in each hand)
  • Push-ups
  • Jumping Jacks
  • Upright Rows (10kg barbell)
  • High Knee Dumbell Press
  • Chair Dips
  • Lunges
  • Mountain Climbers
  • Dumbell Punches
  • Leg Raises
  • Clean and Push Press (10kg barbell)
  • V-ups
I was tired after that lot! I have a nice relaxing night with a pot of green tea and a Mike planned! Hope everyone has had a nice Sunday, and hope all the racers today had good runs, looking forward to the recaps!


  1. nice videos! and excellent workout. i've forgotten: when is the big day for your boxing debut? have you set one yet? i remember you mentioning having to take a physical but can't remember much beyond that! oops :)

  2. Hi Laura,
    I really need to work on my hill racing! I hate the hills and they are so challenging for me. Great video:) Also, way to bust out the circuit workouts!!

  3. Cool videos! Great job on your workouts Laura :)

  4. That's so cool that the club recorded the race!

  5. Between the race and the circuits I'd say you earned a relaxing Sunday night! Any aches and pains today?
    I was impressed to see you running 'like a real runner' despite your comments about the running gear!!!
    All you runners are heroes to me, whatever stage you're at!

  6. hey girlie!
    SUPER COOL video! and the boxing workout looks like a major challenge! you rock! Green Tea + your man sound like a FABULOUS sunday night! :) I hope youre having a great monday!

  7. The videos are excellent! I'm guessing there was a Mike running with his own personal cheer squad? You still looked super strong at the end, with enough energy to give the camera a wave!

  8. Awesome video! I love all your workouts!