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Oh That's Intense!

Friday, February 02, 2018

Started the new workout plan and just wrapped up my first full week. Oh, it's intense. Totally kicking my butt, I'm pretty glad it's finally the weekend!

ST days are a bit easier, since I start them with my 30 minutes of cardio then go lift weights for the next ~75 minutes. The muscle endurance days, however, are a bear! I start with a nice 15 minute warmup on the elliptical or stationary bike, then into the ME I go. 90 minutes of almost constant movement, with some heart pumping activities in the mix. Short breaks between the 3 sets for about a minute, then back into it. Killing me, but in a good way!

This next week will be my first round with the Cross-Fit inspired workouts (3 days with an ST focus, 2 days with a cardio focus). All the workouts should take about 2 hours including my warm up and 15min of stretching at the end.

Less than 2 months until race season hits though, and things seem to be holding up, so onward I plunge! The build up to this seems to be paying off as I'm not completely dying, but dang, after my first week, I'm looking forward to a couple days of "rest" away from the gym!
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