Boring Weekly Training Post (74 miles)
|Monday:||Nike Core Crunch||2 hours elliptical to loosen out the legs. I ended up seeing a friend after an hour so just chatted with her for an extra hour.|
|Tuesday:||Nike Ab Burner||11.5 mile run outdoors easy|
|Wednesday:||50 Crunches||10.6 mile run treadmill|
|Thursday:||Nike Core Crunch||11.21 treadmill|
|Friday:||50 crunches||10.6 miles treadmill easy|
|Saturday||Nike Unlocked Ab Workout||11.8 miles treadmill progressive (6.5-8.5 pace)|
|Sunday:||18 miler planned with Laura|
Thoughts of this week:
This was an extremely productive recovery and training week for me actually. I wasn’t sure how my legs would feel after my half marathon but I actually didn’t feel that bad. The thing I think is because though it was a quick half marathon, it was still 4 minutes off of my PR so still somewhat felt like a workout for me. I also was pretty careful and really working on my recovery methods (stretching, leg massages at my gym..ect. Paying the extra fee for that is def worth it). I don’t have much to say about this week.
Yesterday a logged my first “speedier run” which ended up having an overall 8 minute pace. I started off at 9:00 pace and progressively worked down to just under 7 minutes. Felt pretty good, though it’s hard to believe I ran a half marathon at 6:50 pace last week. I really need it to warm up to start some speed work.
I was also really motivated to do core work this week. I mean not that I’m not normally motivated to do my 50 daily crunches but I was feeling extra motivated this week to get 15 minutes of core work done. I think it was all because I was close to unlocking a new Nike workout. The cool thing about the app is when you log a certain amount of exercise minutes…you unlock new workouts…so it doesn’t get too stale.
Well I’m off to run with Laura and eat hang out.
Question for you:
What was your favorite workout this week?
Do you stick to a workout schedule or you just figure it out when you start your workout?