Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Yo yo yo yoga

Yesterdays run didn't start off well, so I decided to start off with some Fartleks.  My quickest pace turned in at 5.6MPH on the treadmill (about 10:43 Minute Miles).  I only was able to keep up at that pace for 1/5 of a mile, but that is better than zero!

I also put in a 1/4 mile at 5MPH (about 12:00 MM).  Once I made it to 2.25 miles I was able to calm things down and put in a steady 3/4 mile at a 4.5 MPH pace.

Tonight was the first night that I've actually done one of the sessions on the Yoga DVD!!  

I started off with getting in a warm up walk/run on the treadmill-o-doom.  1/4 mile walk, 1 mile run, with a 1/4 mile walk cool down.

Then I went on to the video.  It was a 32 minute routine.  They have 3 people in the video and I can tell you, I'm not even as flexible as their old fat inflexible guy in the video!

As a reminder, here is a link to the DVD that I bought:  Yoga For Beginners : The Essential Beginner Yoga Guide For Runners, Walkers & Desk Jockeys (2009)

I did the best that I could to keep up and get into the poses as best as I could.  I forgot to grab my stretch strap torture device before I started, so I had to get up quickly to grab it for a couple of poses.  Next time I'll have to remember to grab a hand towel too, as tonight I was a little too sweaty to be able to grab my legs for some of the poses.

Overall I think it was a good start.

Thanks for Reading!  Regards,

Lighter, Stronger & Faster for 2013!
Walt Disney World 1/2 Marathon
January 7, 2012-  FINISHED 3:48:49

1 comment:

  1. Just remember you have to start somewhere with the yogo and that's exactly what you're doing!

    Sounds like things are going pretty well, keep it up.