Another week goes by and I had another week of workouts. I already told you about my weekend race, I’ve got lots to think about while gearing up for half training next month. My plans for this month are to just keep up with cross training, keep up my base miles, run for fun, and maybe do a few runs without the Garmin, or put it in my pocket or something where I can’t look at it every 5 seconds.
Tuesday – Day 7 of the Plank Challenge! Today I had to hold a standard plank for as long as I could and I made it 1:49. Baseline was 1:33. Next Tuesday will be the next Plank Test. I also did 4 circuits from Jillian Michael’s DVD “No More Trouble Zones” It’s a strength training DVD that is about 55 minutes total. I didn’t have time to do the whole workout, but this DVD allows you to select each of the circuits individually. Which I like so I can customize a shorter workout when I need to. I chose Shoulders & Legs, Chest & Core, Biceps & Butt, Triceps & Thighs. Additional circuits were: Core, Upper Body & Core, & Lower Body & Core.
Wednesday – Happy National Running Day! I got up in the AM and did PT exercises and Plank Challenge D8
Thursday – 3 Miles – I wanted to take an easy run, but also wanted to run a little faster than usual, so the plan was to try for negative splits. My legs did not want to run they were very heavy. I went after work, because I was too tired in the morning, and I think I was still tired. I ended up running 12:15, 12:15, and 12:05. Not exactly what I wanted, but I felt good after not having run since Sunday.
Friday – a little yoga, a little stretching, plank challenge D9
Saturday – Baltimore 10 Miler! Recap is posted here.
Sunday – Still sore from Saturday’s race, so I met up with my MRTT mamas to just walk. I brought Charlotte along who wanted to run. She was a little sad as everyone pulled ahead of us. She turned around and told me ” They’re going to reach the finish line before us!” She ended up tiring herself out, so I had to carry her back to the car to get our non-jogging stroller and then we headed back out. I showed her how to eat honeysuckles and we listened music on the iPod as we walked along the trail. I enjoyed her version of Shake It Off. We ended up going a little over 2 miles. It was a good morning…she enjoyed eating munchkins and spilling my coffee afterwards.
Monday – Plank Challenge D12 – this was the first combo day of both regular planks & side planks. I also did some stretching and foam rolling, my calves were still tight.
Total Miles – 13
Plank Time – 1:49
Overall it was a meh week. I was taking it easy in preparation for the race on Saturday and with Brian out of town I was limited on what I could do on Tuesday & Wednesday. I also missed a couple of the plank challenge days. I missed a day, so I planked on a plan rest day, then completely skipped the plank on race day. Monday should have been a rest day (Day 13 not Day 12), but I wanted to get the work in before my plank test this morning. This week I’m committing to sticking to the plank schedule, getting in a few easy runs, and doing some PT & strength training.
What are your goals for the week? What do you focus on in between training cycles?