So since my workouts have been slacking lately, naturally I turned to Pinterest for a little inspiration. I decided to look at some different track workouts and get some ideas of what to do today when I headed to my old stomping grounds. I miss being in soccer shape – heck, I miss soccer a ton – but there’s just something about being on the track that gets me motivated to really push myself.
I got some inspiration from a few posts and made up my own work out I went along. Here’s what I did today:
Two lap warm up with dynamic stretching
Two sets of bleachers – These things are massive. I think its 38 steps x 6 for the upper level, then 24-ish steps x 6 for the lower level. I took my heart rate with an app I got on my phone after the second set and it was 186, phew great workout!
|Why yes, that is sweat dripping down my legs.
Back to the track to stretch it out a bit then got started on an alteration of what my SUWS ladies refer to as “Heart Attacks”:
- Sprint the curve, jog the straight-a-way, sprint the curve, jog the straight-a-way
- After each lap I did a 30 second plank, 15 side planks with clams, and 15 squats
- Repeat for a mile
|Old stomping grounds
I ended the work out with 2 laps of a cool-down jog and one lap walking and shaking out my legs.
It ended up being 41 minutes long and man was I sweating like crazy! It was a great workout and it felt so good to switch things up a bit.
I think tomorrow I’ll swim then maybe head back to the track on Wednesday. I need to take advantage of this free time for the next month while I have it. I’ve been told that this coming semester is going to be super time consuming with practicing techniques and researching things, ugh can’t wait…