More on that below....
Monday, 1/16The Plan ↠ NTC | The Circuit Breaker
Reality ↠ Done!
Squats, planks, push-ups and MORE! Felt good to move.
Tuesday, 1/17The Plan ↠ Rest
Reality ↠ Rest - with a little foam rolling
My hip flexors were quite tight & sore after Sunday's 10 mile trail run.
Wednesday, 1/18The Plan ↠ Recovery Run | 3.5 miles | 10:50 pace
Reality ↠ Recovery Run | 4.1 miles | 10:15 pace
Thursday, 1/19The Plan ↠ Rest
Reality ↠ Rest
I really enjoy these plans. They are a good mix of running, strength training and rest. They incorporate different types of runs as well. I like having the schedule all mapped out for me, so I don't really have to think about it much. I just check the app and do what it tells me to do.
Several weeks of the plan were during the #RWRunStreak from Thanksgiving to New Years. In fact, I started it on Thanksgiving as a complement to the streak, but it meant doing a little extra.
I ended up with 47 workouts out of 31 on the schedule and ran 88.49 miles out of 31.75. Granted many of the runs in the program were for time or speed intervals. Since they didn't have a distance goal, they weren't included in the 31.75. My average pace was really affected by the slow, slow runs with Sallie during the streak. I took her with me on most of my Rest day runs and our pace was usually 13+ minute miles. She likes to sniff. A lot. :)
Come back on Tuesday to find out what my next training plan looks like.
Friday, 1/20The Plan ↠ No plan
Reality ↠ Power Yoga for Love, Love, Love (YouTube video)
After taking a couple rest days this week, I couldn't allow myself another one, so I did a 25 minute yoga video. Better than nothing. :)
Saturday, 1/21The Plan ↠ No plan
Reality ↠ Vinyasa to Exhilarate (YouTube video)
I really enjoyed this practice, but I had a LOT of breathing issues. I couldn't seem to catch my breath. :( My balance was a bit off during the tree poses, too. I'll definitely have to give this one another shot!
Sunday, 1/22The Plan ↠ No plan
Reality ↠ Trail run - 8.00 miles | 13:55 pace
OMG! I know it's only Jan 22nd, but I really think this run will be a contender for Best of 2017! I felt a little slower out there. But not for the reasons you may think. It wasn't because I was tired or sore. It wasn't the wind or the rain.
Okay, maybe it was the rain. In that, the rain brought out all the colors of the trail.
The greens and yellows of the bushes. The red of the ground. I couldn't help but stop to take pictures.
It was like a whole new trail. Not the same trail I had just run last week and many times before. There were twists and turns that should have been familiar but looked so different in the rain. To say it was amazing would be an understatement. It will be hard to resist another rainy run out on this trail.
Clean It Out, Use it Up updateWeek 3: Canned Apple Pie Filling, which I used to make Apple Pie Bars.
These didn't turn out nearly as pretty as the Pinterest pics. And they aren't even close to healthy, but it's nice to have that can out of the cupboard. I really don't know why it was there in the first place. Hello, high fructose corn syrup. Blech.
It's not going to be 52 weeks of winners, I guess. :-) These actually do taste better than they look.
What was the highlight of your week last week?
I'm linking up today with Tricia & Holly for the Weekly Wrap as well as Ilka & Angela for Sunday Fitness & Food.