You did it! You're halfway there. Week 7 is over and now we're midway through our 14-week boot camp
. Way to go! (Virtual high five!) If you've made it this far, there's nothing that can stop you now.
Remember last month when I couldn't stop raving about the new Cruise Control iPhone app that syncs your music to your pace while you run? Well, if not, here are a few snapshots from my Instagram to jog your memory.
Here we go! This is our Week 7 workout.
Can you all believe it?! At the end of this week we'll be HALFWAY through our 14-week boot camp
. Seven weeks went by fast, and I'm sure the next seven will go by even quicker. That means summer is so, so close! Everyone cheer with me...WOOHOO!
OK, we're done cheering now. Because it's time to workout! Complete this video three times through any time the Week 7 Workout is scheduled on our April Workout Calendar, which you can find below.
That's right. Next weekend. Me. 13 miles. I decided last night that I wanted to do it. I've been debating about the More/Fitness Magazine Half-Marathon for months now. Every time I open the latest issue of Fitness Magazine and see the ad for it I'm like, "Yeah! I really want to do that!" but for some reason I just never signed up. Well, now I did! And I'm so ready to run.
This year is the race's 10th anniversary, it takes place in Central Park, and it's one of the largest all-women's half-marathons in the country. Ummmm, sweet! Sounds like a good time to me.
So, crazy me. Signing up for 13-mile races two weeks before their start. Good thing I've been running a lot lately! In fact, I've been running so much that I've hardly had any time to write about it. I'll make up for some of that now.
Here we go! This is our Week 6 workout for the Summertime Slim-down Boot Camp
. It's a pyramid style workout with four different body weight exercises. You'll repeat four rounds of each exercise, increasing the number of reps with each round. In other words, you'll really be feeling the burn by round four. No pain, no gain. That's how the saying goes and it's the truth. So, lace up your sneakers and give it everything you've got. There's no equipment needed for this workout.
First things first. If you're wondering what the heck happened to my February 2013 running playlist, last month, I shared it exclusively to my Tumblr page. But rest assured that I did not skip a month of new running music. It exists. You can find it, subscribe, and listen to your hearts content by clicking the link above.
Ok guys! We're kicking this week of our Boot Camp
off with our Week 5 Workout!
I hope you're ready so SWEAT because we're totally taking it up a notch with some high intensity interval training this week. We have 5 rounds of exercises where we'll be performing 40 seconds of a high intensity move, followed by 20 seconds of recovery with a lower-impact exercise. This kind of workout is sometimes also known as "Tabata" and it's great for building muscle while burning more calories in a shorter amount of time.