Training for Arctic Tundra Running
As I said in my vlog rant yesterday, I have been typing up posts and they delete when my computer restarts…because I don’t save them and don’t learn my lesson. All my own issues really. This training post is always one of them because I start the post Monday and then fill it in as the week goes by.
I didn’t major in technology savvyness or livewriter or whatever you fancy bloggers use to type posts. I’m with the old school Microsoft word crowd.
Moving on to training. I said on Friday (I guess this will be a link session) that it was no secret that I had taken a lot of days off from running this week. My blood sugars were all over the place. I didn’t want to start out for a run, only to realize that my blood sugars were really low…only to pass out on the side of the road. It really only takes one time or one mistake to ruin a life of running or just a life. Something that isn’t EVER worth it to me. I didn’t want to run on the treadmill either (which would be better since if I felt wobbly I could get off and go home). So I just cross trained and took an easy week. I’m not really training for anything big right now…so it’s not a big deal really. It was a close call but I think I lost all endurance that I gained over years of fitness…
|Sunday:||400 butterfly kick on back||1 hour swim (3200 yds) 1000 swim-400 IM- 200 butterfly kick on back (X2)|
|Monday:||15 minutes core (crunches/bicycle kicks..ect)||2 hours elliptical|
|Wednesday:||Ab Ripper X||8.25 mile run|
|Thursday:||50 crunches||8.25 mile run|
|Friday:||Nike Training (thanks Rachel B…this is the bomb)||8.25 mile run|
|Saturday:||50 crunches||Cross country 5k (19:43) +warmup and cooldown=8 miles|
|Total:||#corewhore challenge is being kept up||33 miles running|
I didn’t really plan to do this 5k but I had signed up a while. My dad had said if I didn’t want to do it that was fine and not a big deal but I woke up Saturday feeling decently good so I decided too. I’ll do a recap eventually.
About my corewhore challenge: I’m really making a much better motive to get this done. Last week I was unsure of myself if I would be able to keep this up throughout the entire year. It felt like I was wasting my time, but now I can see I’m not if I choose to put more time into it.
Questions for you:
Favorite workout of the week?
Do you like working out in the cold?