My cardio has been upped. I am currently doing two-a-days, one HIIT session and one steady state cardio session. I am actually a little excited even though I no longer have a competition date. My goal is to compete before the summer is over, but before then I have a 5K on April 8.
What does current cardio look like?
I kick off each morning with fasted cardio. Up at 5:15 a.m. and in the gym by 5:30 a.m. when I use the treadmill in my apartment complex. If I am headed to the gym, I am up a little before 5 a.m. so I can be there by 5:15 a.m. to knock out the cardio followed by a short spell in the sauna. I wanted to include some Bikram for the next few weeks but do not see that happening.
This morning I opted for something a little different with interval workout on the treadmill.
Try this. What do you think?
Back on the pavement
I am back to running for 30 minutes during the week at lunch. The river’s flat route is perfect for an afternoon run. I am not going for distance at the moment. The goal is time – 15 minutes out and then another 15 minutes back.
I typically run for distance along the river with a run/walk distance plotted out in my head. Run first half mile then run/walk a quarter-mile each. And finishing up the last half mile with a run.
When will I compete?
I no longer have a date set. There are other shows this spring and early summer that I have my eye on but nothing permanent yet.
My goal is always to beat the person I took to the stage the last go round. I am feeling pretty confident I will be able to do that physically and mentally.
Follow along with me for the next 30 days to see what happens. I am going back to the basics all the way around. My body is different and it may not cooperate the way I want. However, I am going to start with what I know worked see if that helps make the difference.
What do you fall back to when all else fails?