This week in training has been a pretty good workout week for me. Although I didn’t run as many miles as I planned to, I did really well with cross training and adding some variety to my usual runs. I’ve been thinking about my future workout plans and what I’d like to do after my upcoming races. I haven’t decided on anything for sure but I know I’ll be focusing on activities other than just running. Right now, I’m researching road bikes and thinking I might like to replace some running with biking. Although I still love running, I have worked really hard this year already and completed a half marathon, full marathon, and ultra marathon. In the next three weeks, I’ll add to that a half marathon, 4 legs of a 200 mile relay (approximately 20 miles), and another marathon. Not to mention all the training miles. I think my legs will appreciate a little break and some time to recover. They’ve earned it!
Here’s what my workouts looked like this week:
Sunday: I had planned to go to Body Pump and Zumba Step at the gym but slept a little late. I still had plenty of time to make it to class but my husband wanted to make breakfast for us, so I skipped Body Pump for that (and it was well worth it). I made it in time for Zumba Step. I’m started to get used to this a little more even though I still feel awkward and uncoordinated. It definitely gets me out of my comfort zone, so that’s a good thing!
Monday: Since I didn’t make it to Body Pump yesterday, I got up early and went to the 5:30 AM class. I really enjoy getting my workout done early in the day. It would just be nice to be able to sleep a little later 🙂
Tuesday: Today was a run day so I knocked out 6 miles on the treadmill before work followed by abs. After work, it was Body Combat at the gym. This is a tough class but I have found that I really enjoy the punching and kicking part of it. It relieves a lot of stress and no one gets hurt 🙂 It was much needed today!
Wednesday: When I got up this morning, I could hear the wind howling. My phone said there were 20 mph gusts but that may have been a little low, by the sound of it. So the morning run turned into an afternoon 6 miles on the treadmill followed by P90X3 Pilates.
Thursday: Apparently I did not have proper form on some exercise in the Pilates DVD. I’m guessing I pulled on my head on one of the moves that they warn you to not pull your head up. I had pretty severe neck and shoulder pain so it was ice, Advil, and rest for me today. Next time, I’ll be way more conscious of my form when doing Pilates.
Friday: For quite some time, I’ve been curious about hot yoga but never had the opportunity to take a class or try it out. A new studio was just opened near my home so I finally decided to check it out. They aren’t lying when they say it’s hot! It was 105 degrees with 40% humidity. The sweat was pouring off! I have lots more to say about it so I’ll be posting a full review of it in the next few days.
Saturday: Saturday is long run day. I planned to do somewhere around 15 miles and ended up with 14, just because that’s how the trail worked out and the timing. And today was a super busy day so one mile wasn’t going to make or break anything. Next weekend will be the first of 3 straight weeks of races so I’ll get plenty of long runs done!
How was your week? Do you have any races coming up?