In addition to/instead of doing Jillian Michaels' 30DS every day, I've also added in running on the treadmill on some days. I like Jillian, but I want to mix up my routine a little to make sure that I'm getting the most out of my workouts. On Tuesday I decided to hop on the treadmill and run 1 mile, just to see if I still could. I went at a slow pace (4.0 mph - a 15 minute mile and if you look it up on MFP it's classified as "brisk walk" but I was going through running motions so it counts as running to me) and I did it! I was actually very proud of myself for how I felt after that mile!
Like I said, I felt pretty good after that run. Tired, but not exhausted. I made it through without dying too badly! So last night I tried to do a mile at a faster speed. I ran about 3/4 of it at speed 4.5 (a 12-minute mile) and was dying. I also didn't drink as much water yesterday, so being dehydrated could have affected how I felt too. I tried to push through to finish at that speed, but thought better of it and went down to 4.0 to finish the remaining quarter. Better safe than sorry, right? The result was that I finished my mile in 13:40 - a full 1:20 off of my previous night's time. I think for now I'm going to focus on going farther/longer at the 4.0 pace (even if MFP doesn't consider it "running") because my goal is to eventually start doing races like 5K's.
So how has changing up my workout routine affected my weekly weigh in? Here are my results for this week:
Current Weight: 218.0
Change Since Last Week: -2.6
Change Overall: -7