Last week was another pressure free and worry free workout week. I didn’t expect to run but then the sudden urge for me to run hit so I went with it. I am enjoying going to the gym and actually motivated to do core work and lift weights. I can only hope this keeps me continuing to be injury free.
Last week’s training was a little bit scattered. I didn’t (and still don’t) plan what I’ll do each week. I read somewhere that you shouldn’t weight train the same muscle groups every day so I didn’t… Since I started running again I hope I can keep up with doing strength and core.
|Tuesday:||AMT and core/back|
|Wednesday:||AMT and arms|
|Thursday||AMT and core|
|7 mile run|
|Sunday:||10 miles easy in the State Park near my house|
AMT Cross trainer:
It’s a new machine to me (as of last week). It reminds me of an upgraded version of the Precor 100i. I really like it a lot and I know I’ll be cross training on it quite frequently. I cannot remember if I posted this but my gym is pretty small and only has two different ellipticals…the AMT and a normal elliptical you see at all gyms. I tried the AMT and really like it. What I’ve been doing is using it for an hour on 20 resistances with an incline of 5. I haven’t been doing intervals or anything and schedule it around a good TV show. I enjoy getting cardio and watching trashy tv.
I had not planned to run on Friday at all. Then all of a sudden around noon I got the urge to run. I was excited to run and hadn’t felt that way since the marathon and decided to go with it. I’m glad I did and I felt okay. I didn’t feel great obviously because I haven’t run in close to three weeks. It was certainly a little bit out of breath running a 9 minute pace but I know my fitness will come back eventually. I don’t have a running plan yet or goal races to train for but I know in the next few weeks I’ll start planning for those. (I guess that is what I can do this week).
Saturday my calves were really sore and I just tired. I wanted to run but I was entirely too tired and spent half the day wishing it was bed time. So two rest days it was this week.
The rest of the week was good and I’m hoping to run a few more miles in the next week. We are going to spend Thanksgiving with my family in VA Beach. There is a Turkey Trot in the area I’m still debating on doing. I want to see all my running friends, I know it will most certainly not be a PR or anywhere close but it would be fun. In fact I don’t even know if I would hit my marathon pace but it would be great to see friends.
Questions for you:
Best workout of the week?
What are you doing for Thanksgiving?