Again this week, I didn’t set specific day by day training goals but set an overall goal for the week. This seems to be a good plan for me right now since I’m not specifically training for anything. I want to continue building a solid base before officially starting marathon training this fall. When training starts, I’ll have a very specific schedule but for now I am enjoying a little more flexibility. So this week’s goal was to run 40 miles, 6 days of PiYo, and 2 days of strength training at the gym.
Here’s how my week went:
Sunday: Today’s PiYo workout was upper body and I loved it! I definitely need more upper body strength! I followed that with a 6 mile recovery run and a nap (don’t judge – rest is a very important part of recovery).
Monday: This morning’s PiYo workout was Sweat. I have to say – I really enjoy the length of these videos. Since running takes up so much of my workout time, having a short 20-30 minute video that is actually effective is a huge deal to me. I decided to give my legs a break today and not run.
Tuesday: My husband and I went to a concert tonight so I had to really plan the day to be able to fit my workout in. I did PiYo in the morning before work and hit the treadmill at the gym at lunch for 4.25 miles of speed intervals. I wish I hadn’t been so limited on time for my run because I really hit a good groove and could have kept going. That doesn’t happen often, especially with a hard workout, but I had to get back to work because of that whole paycheck thing. Work really interferes sometimes 🙂
Wednesday: Since we were out late last night, I knew there was no way that I’d get up early to workout. I need my sleep, you know! After work I managed to squeeze in a nap and then do PiYo. Since it was late by that time, I really couldn’t fit in a run and still get to bed at a decent time.
Thursday: After not running yesterday, I was eager to get in a good run. I didn’t have a specific goal but wanted to run for an hour. But I had another one of those runs where I just felt like I could keep going….so I did and ended up running 9 miles. I don’t know what’s going on this week but my runs have felt really good! I’d like to say it’s the cooler temperatures we’ve been having, but I’ve been on the treadmill so that can’t be it. Since I ran longer, I didn’t have time for PiYo but since tomorrow is a rest day on the PiYo schedule, I’ll just switch days.
Friday: I made up my PiYo workout this morning and did the Buns DVD. All I can say is WOW! That is some workout! It was only 30 minutes but it really worked my legs and glutes and went by super quickly. I can’t wait to do this one again! Since I was meeting a friend for dinner after work, I wanted to run at lunch. When I checked the temperature, it was only 70 degrees so I decided to run outside. My intent was to take it easy since I was doing a long run tomorrow but it felt good, so I just ran. I got a great 5 miler in so I was super happy!
Saturday: I needed to run 15.75 miles today to hit my 40 mile weekly goal so my plan was to run 16 miles. I had great company all the way! When my first group of running friends had to leave, I ended up connecting with another group of friends and that resulted in an extra 2 miles! My legs are tired now but I’m super happy with my run! I decided to push my PiYo workout to tomorrow and give my body a chance to rest. I had also intended to get to the gym for weights today but that didn’t seem like a good idea after running so I opted for a nap instead 🙂
Overall for the week, I hit my mileage goal, was one PiYo workout short, and did not make it to the gym for weights. But I consider it a huge success anyway! I’ll have to make it a bigger priority next week to get the gym. And my eating was pretty good too so I feel like I’m on my way to achieving the bigger goals I have set for myself!
How was your week? Anything to share? Don’t forget about our FREE clean eating group starting August 4th….we’d love for you to join us!