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Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Double Workout

That is what I had to leave at home to go for a run yesterday.. I was sad, we were having a nice time chilling on the bed waiting for Mr Parcelforce to deliver a table for our new house... Mr Parcelforce didn't come all morning and I gave up waiting knowing if I didn't go then I wouldn't be able to go and make boxing too.

3 miles in 25.33 (I deleted the 0.01 lap... I'm finickity like that...)
Mile 1 - 9.32
Mile 2 - 8.30
Mile 3 - 7.32
Average pace 8.31

I was intending to go for a slow run of about 3-4 miles so a) wasn't out for too long in case Mr Parcelforce came while I was out and b) wasn't too destroyed for boxing. Since I wasn't running for speed or doing a specific run I decided to take my camera out with my in my armpocket.

This little bridge comes right at the end of mile 1, I refer to it fondly as the pace destroyer as I always lose some pace here!

View from the bridge.. Not exactly spectacular, I know...

Then I ran past some horses

This picture doesn't do it justice but these horses are housed behind the shoddiest fence I have ever seen, it is just barbed wire in some parts, it's a wonder they don't get out! I stopped for a few seconds to stroke this one, he's a friendly guy!

I took this picture to try and show the long hill here, it looks almost completely flat though... I promise it's not!

I completely gave up running slow on the hill... I'm not sure if it was the boost going down or the fact I was really, really hungry but I flew home. I started mile 2 off at a 9.30+ pace and was still at that at my turnaround point of 1.57, in the less than half mile down the hill I had sped that mile up to 8.30 and mile 3 when I checked it about a third of the way through was flying along at a 7.30 pace. Well when I saw that I kind of wanted to keep it there, even though it wasn't part of the plan, so I did! It's probably a good thing I did, as I neared my house I saw a Parcelforce van... Thought to myself I hope it's on the way there not on the way back!!

Believe it or not I actually look significantly less red than usual..
After I took this picture Parcelforce rung me to say they couldn't deliver today, and did I know that my parcel was at a local post office. I explained that even though it was local I didn't drive and did not think I could single handedly carry a heavy, bulky table home from the post office so please redeliver.. They showed up a few minutes later.. Bet they thought I was just lazy! hmmph!

I got a bath on the go and made myself something to eat and then chilled out and did some tidying and cooking before Mike got home.. Then we went boxing!

4 x 2 min skip 30s rest
4 x 2 min heavy bag 30s rest
Circuit - first round 45s per station, second round 20s per station
  • Kettlebell squat to clean (10kg)
  • Bench press (20kg)
  • Medicine ball hold 45 degrees (5kg)
  • Wrist roller (can't remember weight low though)
  • Medicine ball hold 90 degrees plus squat (4kg)
  • Military press (10kg)
  • Elliptical
  • Low leg raise
  • High leg raise
  • DB punches straight shots (0.5kg e/a)
  • Push-ups (22)
  • DB punches uppercuts (1.5kg e/a)
  • Kettlebell figure of eights (5kg)
  • Jogging on the spot with punches
  • Incline sit-ups
Cool down

I've never done a proper bench press before.. I was slightly terrified I was going to drop the weight on my head! Pleased to say I didn't squash myself and was able to lift it! In fact I felt pretty kick ass 'cause a lot of the guys there were slacking and I was managing to push through a lot of the weights when they were giving up.

Well today I'm pretty achy so I'm having a rest day I think... Unless I manage to find a few push-ups and chin-ups in me before work!

Hope everyone's having a great day!

13 comments:

  1. Aww cute cat! That would be hard for me to leave too and go out for a run! I really like bench press but i get scared too. I try to have a spotter but there isn't always someone there.

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  2. That sounds like such an awesome workout! I would love to do something like that. Glad you got your parcel delivered ok :-)

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  3. Hurrah - so great to see a pic of you!

    Awesome workouts Laura, love your running pace - well done!

    I really like the sound of your circuit and may have found the answer to my workout boredom - devising a weights circuit!

    Great that your parcel was finally delivered :D

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  4. Laura, there might be a boxing gym near you which does that sort of training.. You don't have to spar or fight.. I never intended to I just enjoyed it more than I expected to!

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  5. Good plan Jo, the weights circuit was fun! Definately keeps you on your toes!

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  6. Nice job...horses on your run? I.am.jealous....

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  7. Good job on the run girl. Nice scenery too - that always helps. I was really nervous the first time I did a barbell bench press.

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  8. i do the same thing with the .01. i always run the .01 but i never count it. hahah. i'm weird :)

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  9. Your cat is adorable! I love cats (:
    Parcels always seem to get delivered when I pop out!!
    x

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  10. Hi there!

    NIce, nice job on your run!;-) and you look great post run;_)


    now..did you do the push ups?..;-)

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  11. Your cat is too cute!

    Good workouts woman. I like that you pushed on through with the circuits when the dudes were giving up. Woman do pain so much better than men :D

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  12. Ahhhh AM!! You caught me out haha, I'm so scared to test them cause I know my number is down!!

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  13. I like this post great work indeed well don keep posting
    Double Beds

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