I thought I’d start to share my “Week in Review” every so often. So, here’s a quick recap of what this past week looked like:
Monday 3/14: 3.14 mile run + BBG Week 6 (18) arms & abs. I couldn’t get up with my alarm in the AM so I ran after work and then did my BBG workout. It felt great to get outside after a long day. My legs were sore from my half PR on Saturday, but I felt like working out, so I did!
Tuesday 3/15: 500 Calorie Workout at Enrgi Fitness + 1.5 miles. I tried a new workout class with Class Pass after work. This workout was AWESOME. It was basically an hour long BBG workout with lap running in-between 15 minute circuits. A ton of burpees & squats, so my legs weren’t too happy, but I loved it. I did a quick run on the treadmill when I got home just to shake out my legs.
Wednesday 3/16: BBG Week 6 (18) abs in the AM + 7.15 mile speed workout with the racing team in the evening. Hump day is my hardest workout day. I wake up in the AM to do my BBG workout and then I have my racing team speed workout at night. BBG was okay, but my legs weren’t thrilled about the speed workout. Plus it was super super windy, so it was tough, but I got it done. The team helps so much! Workout was a 2.2 mile warm up, mile repeats x 3 with 2 minutes rest in-between, and a 1.8 mile cool down. Miles were 7:04, 7:00, & 7:06. Can’t believe my legs had that much speed!!
Thursday 3/17: 6 AM 45 minute cycling class. Why I signed up for a 6 AM spin class the morning after a hard workout when I didn’t get home until 8:15 PM I’m not sure, but I dragged my butt out of bed anyways. I’m so glad I did. The ride was St. Patrick’s Day themed and the energy was great. I love starting my day with 500+ calories burned. It feels so good to sweat that much. Spin is becoming one of my favorite things.
Friday 3/18: 3.5 miles at 8:03 pace. I was going to get the BBG leg workout done after work, but my legs were beat. Decided it was best to set out for a short run instead of pushing my legs too hard. Really glad I listened to my body. It felt great to log some miles in the burbs as the sun was setting. I felt strong despite being so sore.
Saturday 3/19: 10.05 trail miles. Plus a massage! Since I was home, I got to hit the trails for my long run. Dang, I missed trail running. I ran 10.05 miles at 8:30 pace. I just hid my watch under my sleeve and ran by feel. I listened to the Serial podcast and enjoyed not having to stop at intersections or having to watch for cars. The change of scenery was much needed. It was truly a great run. The hills were tough, but I missed them. I love the challenge. And I love how easy 10 miles feels right now. Really happy with my endurance. And then I went to get a massage. She did Thai massage and it was pretty painful, but it helped with my soreness SO much. I woke up feeling 1000 times better on Sunday. Truly amazing and much needed. It was a great Saturday.
Sunday 3/20: 45 minute cycling class. Started Sunday with an 8:30 AM spin class with my friend Cara. I always love having a workout buddy. This instructor was so much fun too. I was able to push my legs since they were feeling so much better. Ended the weekend on a high note!
Overall, a solid week. 25.34 miles & 5 cross training workouts. No rest day, but I had a lot I wanted to do and I’m feeling strong. I feel better today soreness wise than I have in months. I know I’m pushing myself hard, but I think it’s going to pay off. I love how much I’m focusing on cross training and seeing it help my running. My eating could have been better, but it was a weird week with out of town guests and such. Ready to really get my fueling on point this week. Here’s to Monday!