The beginning of IM training is very humbling to the ego. The Tuesday morning workout required running in Zone 2, which meant I had to keep my heart rate (HR) between 60%-70% of my calculated maximum HR (180). Translation: Sloooooow as S#!T to stay below 126 beats per minute!!!! So, I was pretty much hardly jogging and also stopping to walk. A blazing 15:30 per mile. **rotflmao** But speed does not matter right now. The whole point is to build a strong aerobic foundation for your body at the start of the season. That way when you start adding more time and distance to your training, you will already be efficient to conserve energy better and sustain your workouts for longer. I won't bore you with all the technical details, but it makes good sense and all the books and experts out there will pretty much tell you to do that. Coach's analogy is about baking bread. If you bake it too quickly at a high temperature, you will just burn the outside crust and have a doughy middle. I'm pretty sure she was telling our team we are all squishy until we cook properly. So for the next few months, slow and steady it is.
TODAY’S MORNING WORKOUT at Lake Nona YMCA
Run 3.8 miles in Heart Rate Zone 2
419 Calories Burned in 59 Mniutes
Strength and Core Training
266 Calories Burned in 41 Minutes
TODAY'S EVENING WORKOUT at Orlando Power Yoga
352 Calories Burned in 1 Hour