Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Lots of Workin' Out

I was in such a hurry to write the post that wouldn't publish, I didn't get to tell you guys about Monday's workout. I had a 5k speed run, 60 minutes in spin and leg weights on the schedule. I ran the 5k in 29:14 (which is great for me and I'm really excited about that time), and then I headed in to spin class. A stranger (aka sub) was setting up to teach the class. I knew that was going to be bad news.

As I was day dreaming about running more and lifting more instead of spinning, I noticed a new instructor in the next room (aerobics room) trying to get people to come to her class. I stepped out of spin to talk to her. It sounded like an awesome class to try called RIPPED. It stands for Resistance, Intervals, Power, Plyometrics, Endurance and Diet. It was all choreographed and had a ton of different workout that worked your entire body. I loved it! Afterwards I lifted weights with the good 'ol legs.

This is how happy I was when I walked out of class (a lot more sweaty, though). I am thinking about only taking spin once per week (on Wednesdays) taking RIPPED on Mondays instead of spin. I'm so excited!!

Today's workout was a killer, especially after yesterday's RIPPED class. My booty was pretty sore from holding a squat position for about 5 minutes while lifting weights. It's a crazy good class!

I usually run my long run (5 miles right now) first, then the stair stepper and lastly weights. All the good TM were taken when I got to the gym and I wasn't going to settle for any others. I decided to warm up with 30 minutes on the stairs and then try for a TM (which was open by the time I got done). I ran a most enjoyable 5 miles and then headed over to the weights (legs).

Today's workout felt so good. I guess it really stretched me out from yesterday's workout. My body is a little sore, but feels incredible right now!!

If you found a new class the same time as another class that you've been taking for years, that you love, what would you do? I'm thinking either drop the spin class and only take the new class, alternate the 2 classes every other week, or stick with spin. I still see results with my spin class, and I can tell I will see results with this class. Such a difficult choice!


  1. That class sounds awesome!

    I've never tried a gym class before, but I think I might after we visit the states this summer, because I won't be on a set running plan then.

  2. Sounds like a great class and a fun way to mix up your workouts!

  3. I did my first solo ride this week and really killed it and then ran a track work out yesterday. My legs were hit! Good job! Keep it up!

  4. Is there another spin class you can take at a different time in the week? I think it's good to mix it up!