Monday, May 7, 2012

MMM: Dynamo Race Recap & {100's Workout}

Hey y'all and happy Monday! I have an exciting Making Mondays Motivational post for y'all today! First up let's take a look at last week's workouts:

Last Week's Workouts
Monday: Softball {2 games}
Tuesday: 3.1 mile run {8:42 pace}
Wednesday: 5 mile walk with Maggie
Thursday: OFF
Friday: OFF
Saturday: 4.25 miles run {8:31 pace}
Sunday: Houston Dynamo 5K {8:23 pace}

Sunday the hubs and I ran in the Houston Dynamo Go for Goal 5K


I had signed us up for the 5K before we planned of having our Cinco de Derby Party...instead of skipping out we both manned up and hit the course! Despite the lack of sleep (I went to be at 11:45pm and JP around 1am), we still rolled out of bed at 5:45am to make it to the BBVA Compass Stadium.

The race itself was organized pretty well. Considering the number of people who chose to pick up their packets on race day {guilty}, they should have had a few more people manning those lines. For $25, you received race entry, a dry fit race tee and a ticket to the Dynamos game on May 15th! Not too shabby if you ask me. The one complaint I have is that they didn't have enough women's shirts or men's smalls. I ended up having to get a men's medium, which is too big for me to run in. Oh well...




 I loved that the race started on time! Right at 7:00am we took off! I was thinking that I would just run it slower, but something about racing gets my adrenaline going and I can't seem to keep a slow pace. Maybe that's another reason why I really love racing! The challenge and rush it brings makes a normal day and casual run so much more interesting!


I ended up finishing just over 26 minutes at about a 8:23 min/mile pace! As you can see, I sprinted out the last little bit at a solid 7:00 min/mile pace. You know it's a good run when you have negative splits!


My second favorite part of racing {besides the race itself of course!} is the free snacks you get afterwards :) I always load up and take them home for breakfast and snack time later in the week! I had to be picky with my snacks this time since there are so many things I can't eat! It was hard to pass up the kolachies, but luckily I can have bananas and Cherrios and granola!


There's nothing better than racing with my best friend...even in I may have left him in the dust around mile 2. Sorry baby, I love you! JP was sweating tequila, so I don't blame him for keeping a steady pace when I took off!

Now time for my 100's workout!


You can find examples of these exercises from my Kettlebell workout or my Suicide workout post! You can do this workout in the comfort of your home or outside on a beautiful day! I also recommend adding a bit of cardio...you can add in some sprints after each move or if you're in your home, try going up and down the stairs!

**NOTE: If you don't have a kettlebell, you can just use a regular weight. If you don't have a weight, you can use a ball or nothing! Just be sure to use your arms during those kettlebell squats!**

Let me know if you have any questions! Did anyone race this weekend? What are your favorite springtime workouts?

Stay tuned tomorrow for my Cinco de Derby recap with lots of pictures!

Until next time...
With love and God bless,

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