Thanks to Megan and Caitlin’s blog, I’ve decided that every Sunday, I am going to recap my workouts for this week – giving me the ability to reflect on my fitness throughout the week and be proud of my efforts! I think this was a fabulous idea and I truly admire both of these girls through all I have read on their blogs.
This week, I had some extra time since I was on vacation – and I definitely think that this is reflected in my workouts. Under normal circumstances, it isn’t that likely that I would have been able to do this much. But hey, I am game!
- Monday: 3.5 mile run, 60 minute step aerobic class with strength training
- Tuesday: Rest/60 min yoga
- Wednesday: Interval Training 10 x 400 (total of 5.75 miles)
- Thursday: 3.5 miles run, 8 mile training walk
- Friday: 4.5 mile run (intervals), strength training
- Saturday: 2 hour circuit training – both cardio & strength training
- Sunday: 7.30 mile run
Total Miles Ran: 24.55 miles (run) 8 miles (walk) 32.55 total
How I felt this week: After my workout Monday, I was totally drained. I definitely overdid it by running and then doing a cardio/strength class immediately after. I thought I could push through it, but I honestly felt horirble after. When I feel horrible after a workout, it puts a damper on my day – because exercise normally lifts my mood.
Yoga totally helped though. Even though Tuesday was my rest day, I think stretching my muscles and feeling completely relaxed was just what the doctor order. It helped me get my head back on straight for the intervals which I totally loved on Wednesday – also leaving me to feel great throughout the rest of the week!
What I would like to see next week: I know for sure that my mileage is going to decrease next week and it will be a much less demanding week. My race is next Sunday, so my training program has me cutting back majorly on miles – with extra rest days in there as well.
I want to try and get to yoga at least one time this week. Since I will be back in school on Tuesday, I will not be able to go to the daytime classes – limiting my options. Pretty much – I can go on Friday. Only class that will fit into my schedule. But that is definietly what I plan on doing! 🙂
While I can’t really do this next week – I want to strength train more. Although I have only cut back on it for the past three weeks, I feel differences in my body – and I am not diggin’ em! A decrease in strength training is the one thing that is making wonder how often I will train for races. I love to run, but I like my workouts to be more balance. I like to cross train and weight train way more then my training plan has allowed me too.
I am leaning more towards creating my own training plan to include more crosstraining and weight training the next time I train for a race.. hoping to not see a difference in my finishing time.
Welp, that is my first WWW – mostly words tonight – so it may bore you a little!
Next week’s will be more interesting, but I am in a pinch for time!!
Have you pushed yourself too much when exercising? How does it make you feel – and how do you work to change it?
When you are training for a particular event.. do you miss other aspects of your regular fitness routine?