I mentioned I created my own training plan and wasn't really following anything tried & true. The race is in the beginning of April, so I have about 11 weeks to train (well, 10 more to go now). I'm focusing not just on running, but also on strength and stretching and rest.
I'm starting out with only 3 days of running (Wed, Sat, Sun), two rest days (Mon, Fri), and 2-3 days of strength workouts (Tue, Wed, Fri). I'm sure I'll be adjusting as I go.
Monday, 1/23The Plan ↠ REST
Reality ↠ REST
Tuesday, 1/24The Plan ↠ The Complete Crush | 45 min
Reality ↠ The Complete Crush | 48 min
This was a rep-based workout. I'm usually so slow at rep-based workouts, but I'm getting better! I really pushed myself during this workout and really took advantage of the 1 min seated deep breathing reps that were scattered in. I was definitely feeling this the next few days.
Wednesday, 1/25The Plan ↠ Easy 2 mile run + LeanFit Benchmark
Reality ↠ 2 mile run with Sallie (11:35 min/mi pace) + Benchmark
Sallie did pretty good on this run with me! She's been very pokey lately, so I was pretty pleased that we managed this pace.
After the run, I did the Nike+ benchmark workout. It was 3 sets of:
30 Run in PlaceIt took me about 8.5 minutes, and I was really going as fast as I could! I'm hoping to see some improvement over the next few weeks.
25 Bodyweight Squats
20 Quick Feet In and Outs
15 Push-ups (I modified and did them on my knees)
10 Lateral Bounds
Thursday, 1/26The Plan ↠ The Circuit Breaker | 29 min
Reality ↠ The Circuit Breaker | 29 min
This workout was timed, instead of rep-based. Another great workout!
Friday, 1/27The Plan ↠ REST
Reality ↠ REST
Saturday, 1/28The Plan ↠ 2-hour run, or at least 7 miles
Reality ↠ 1.5-hour hike | 2.46 miles
One of my 2017 goals with Jeff is to discover a new trail every month. We finally got the January trail knocked out.
Sunday, 1/29The Plan ↠ 2.5-hour run, or at least 9 miles
Reality ↠ 3-hour run | 9.48 miles
I went back out to the same trail that Jeff, Sallie and I did on Saturday. It was TOUGH! I still enjoyed it, but it was a lot of elevation and a LOT of walking. I plan on going out there most Sundays - hoping it will get a bit easier with repetition. It's part of the course for the 55k in April.
|Lots and lots of switchbacks + a view of the Las Vegas Strip|
Clean It Out, Use it Up updateWeek 4: Yogurt Starter, which I used to make Dairy-Free Coconut Milk Yogurt.
I used to make this a LOT, but haven't in a very long time. I keep the yogurt starter in the freezer, so it lasts longer. Hopefully, it's still good and I'll have some delicious yogurt to eat this week. Yum yum!
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.