FOOTBALL IN HIGH HEELS: FIRST IRONMAN WORKOUT
Today I began my first workout for the Ironman! I know it is a year away, but I plan to SLAY this thing and finish in less than twelve hours. (Ideally, I want to finish in less than ten, but we will see what happens.) Anyway, although I went on a run this weekend, today is the first day I officially began training. While I prefer to do most of my training at the gym or my own home, I always try to find ways to work out during the day at my job. (I will do a more specific entry on that soon.) Anyway, this is my first workout.
IRONMAN WORKOUT DAY 1:
20 minutes strength training with walking.
Lifting throughout an 8-hour day at work. Since this was done sporadically throughout the day, I will round it off to about 2 hours of lifting.
75 minutes of indoor cycling. 45 minutes of this was teaching a spin class filled with jumps, hills and lifts. The other 30 were just basic cycling. This is my way of getting the cycling portion down pat in the dead of winter. Just because I can’t bike outside doesn’t mean I can’t find other ways to practice!
Walking, walking, walking. My job requires me to be on my feet all day, so I try to keep it moving. I have my FitBit set as a 10,000 step goal, but I always try to get it to at least 18,000-20,000 steps.
It might seem like small potatoes when it comes to a workout, but as someone who is a personal trainer, I don’t believe in doing too much too fast. My goal is to increase everything bit by bit with every workout. For example, my next biking session will be 80 minutes and I will add in another strength training workout in addition to what I do at work. The same goes for my runs—I will add a half mile every running session and when I get into swimming, I will add 10 extra minutes to each session. I also plan on taking adult swimming lessons to build up my strength and give myself a refresher course to make sure my technique is correct.
Keep coming back to see my journey unfold. Thanks for reading Football In High Heels!