Alright, time to take a look back at my training from this past week. This week was supposed to be a bit lighter than the last few weeks - so I tried to keep all my runs, swims, and bikes a bit shorter.
What I planned to do is in blue, what I did do is in red, and what I missed is in green:
3 runs (3 mi, 3 mi, 4-5 miler)/ 3.75 mi, 3.3 mi, 5.5 miler - a little bit more than planned, but legs felt strong!
2 short runs (both less than 15 miles) 11 mi, 14.07 mi/missed the 1 mile run-off
2 Swims (approx. 3500-4000Yds)/2 swims = 3700Yds
1 BodyPump class/ 1 BodyPump class
1/2 hour of Yoga/ No Yoga :(
1/2 hour of pilates/ No Pilates :(
The only thing I missed this week was the 1 mile run-off from one of my bike rides and then the 1/2 hour of yoga and 1/2 hour of pilates. I guess But, since I started doing more Core & Stretching for the 3 Changes Challenge, I am okay with missing the yoga/pilates this week.
Even though it was my focus to cut back a bit this week, I ended up pushing myself a bit harder on all three of my runs and it felt great! Actually, on my 5.5 miler yesterday, I had more in the tank, but the calves/achilles were starting to feel tight, so I called it quits.
This week's training:
Each week as I try to lay out my training schedule, it works best if I list the workouts I want to get in and shuffle things around as need be to get things done. But, there are two things that I keep in mind: I must get in BodyPump (and follow it by an easy workout), and I like to do two runs back to back - a short run in the evening followed by my longer run the next morning. My hopes with doing the back-to-back runs like that is to prep me for the 5K/10K Challenge in a month.
Here's what I would like to do this week:
3 runs (3 mi, 3 mi, 5-6 mi)
2 bikes (1 long, 1 short with 1 mi run off)
2 swims (approx. 4000Yds)
1 BodyPump Class
4 or 5 15-20 min. Core and Stretching
1/2 hour yoga
I took each of these workouts, wrote them on post-it notes, and laid them out to figure out the best way to get things accomplished this week! (I saw something similar on someone elses blog and thought it was a neat idea - sorry, I can't remember who...)
Here's what it looked like:
....Yoga might go in there Wednesday morning or Saturday sometime... we'll see.
Other than that (above) I don't have much going on this week asside from work stuff and working on my grad school final project! What's your week look like?