#HalfTrainingWithJeff UpdateIn the wee hours of the morning (started around midnight), we went for our long run. 10 miles. Automatic PR for Jeff. :)
He is still struggling with a lot of pain in his lower legs (mostly right), but the 3:3 intervals are working for him/us. He is still determined to run a half, so while we haven't discussed it since getting home around 3AM from our run, that is mostly likely what we're going to do.
Originally, I had scheduled to run 11 miles next weekend, 12 after that, and then it's race weekend. After last night's run though, we've decided that he feels confident enough in making it through 13.1, but we're going to need to incorporate more REST to prepare. This was now our last long run before the race. We'll do 6 miles next Sunday (at midnight), and then totally rest the Sunday before the race.
We'll still do some shorter runs (3 miles) during the week, but his leg is going to need more rest to feel better on race day.
Weekly WorkoutsSunday, 7/13 - 1 mile (9:25). Abs Day 4 - REST. Yoga.
Monday, 7/14 - Abs Day 5 - 30 sit-ups, 12 crunches, 12 leg raises, 20 sec plank. 1 miles (10:41). Yoga.
Tuesday, 7/15 - Abs Day 6 - 35 sit-ups, 15 crunches, 15 leg raises, 25 sec plank. 1 mile (10:35). Yoga.
Wednesday, 7/16 - 3 miles (38:32). Yoga. Forgot the abs challenge!
Thursday, 7/17 - Abs Day 8 - 40 sit-ups, 20 crunches, 20 leg raises, 30 sec plank. 1 mile (10:19). Yoga.
Friday, 7/18 - Abs Day 9 - 45 sit-ups, 30 crunches, 30 leg raises, 38 sec plank. 1 miles (10:14). Yoga.
Saturday, 7/19 - 250m swimming (25:00). 1 mile (14:52). Abs Day 10 - 50 sit-ups, 50 crunches, 30 leg raises, 38 sec plank. Yoga.
30 Day Abs Challenge UpdateSometimes I feel like the problem with abs work is that I build up muscle under my layer of fat, which pushes out the fat, and I ended up feeling more fat. Thank goodness for before/after pics! It's not much, but I do feel like I can see a very small improvement. :)
Waist - 32 inches (down 0.78%)
Belly - 37.5 inches (down 1.33%)
Hips - 40.75 inches Last week's number was clearly a typo, because there is simply no way I lost 8.75 inches around my hips!! Obviously, the above pictures would look a LOT different, so I'll be using Day 10 as a starting point for the Hips measurement.
What's Next?There are still 22 days left of my birthday streak! You can still join the party and start streaking with me! Fun prizes include gifts from Cocogo, Proud Runner, Detour Protein Bars, Bondi Band, and a Yoga Stretch Strap.
3 weeks until the ET (half) Marathon. It's the half behind the #HalfTrainingWithJeff AND my birthday race this year. If you're looking for a fun race in a few weeks, feel free to join us as we run along the Extraterrestrial Highway with a Full Moon lighting our way. Hope we see some UFOs!
What's for Dinner next week?We're still swimming in romaine lettuce, so we should probably have more salads on our list this week, but to be honest, we're kind of salad-ed out. They're OK for lunch, but tough to eat for both lunch AND dinner on the same day. I've even been adding it to my morning smoothies!
Mini Maple Chocolate Chip Pancake Muffins
BLT Pasta Salad
Turkey and Bacon Lettuce Wraps (except with chicken)
Crock Pot Lasagna
Salsa Rice and Red Beans
Apple Caramel Cinnamon Cake
Celery/Carrot sticks and/or pita chips with Creamy Avocado Yogurt Dip
Apples and peanut butter
Apple Caramel Cinnamon Cake
Cut carrot sticks
Ooh! That's a lot of prep for me for one day! I better get to it.
What's on your menu for the week?
Any fun and interesting ways to use up an abundance of romaine lettuce?