Wednesday is my exercise day. Everyday since January 1st of 2016 I run at least a mile or more without fail. I also started doing Yoga two days a week and at least one day a week I go for a big workout. For me the one heavy workout of the week is the time to let it go, and look for my physical limits. Recently the Wednesday workout has been a 45 minute extreme conditioning class, a run, a 45 minute spin class, and then a 10 minute swim to cool everything down at the end. The Extreme conditioning class is something I have come to love and hate. It is always a great workout but when you start you are in for it. The classes instructor and fearless leader Dave Graz takes no prisoners. A Typical workout can include running, running stairs, upwards of 100 pushups, maybe 100 kettle bells swings, flipping a giant tire, and usually more. Here is a snippet from Todays “Extreme” workout.
5 min or so run.
20 Pushups, 20 dips, 20 squats, 20 Steps
Tire Flips, Run, Push Ups, Repeat.
Run the Stairs, with pushups every of set stairs.
Tire Flips, Burpees,
Wall sits, Run the Stairs, Wall Sits, Run the stairs.
After this I did my own 2 mile run.
1 Mile @ 8:30 pace
.5 miles @ 6:30 pace
.25 @ 6:15 pace
.25 @ 6:00 pace.
I think you get the idea. I am a firm believer that if you commit to do something that you should always do it at the highest level you can. Don’t just show up. Show up and be competitive. And that doesn’t always mean competitive with the person next to you. You can be competitive with your self and strive to push your personal limits.