Last week was my last full week of work before being off for a good chunk of time (working at a university has its perks)!
I feel really good about my workouts last week, I am feeling strong and no longer feel like I’m playing catch up in cross training. I did all of my runs on the treadmill because I didn’t feel like wearing all the layers outside, but it worked out nicely.
Over the weekend I was able to fit workouts in despite holiday plans which was a huge win. On Saturday I had a cookie baking extravaganza planned with my mom so I woke up early to get in 4 miles before the all-day baking began. Then on Sunday I wasn’t feeling like running 10 miles in the cold weather so I opted for the treadmill but kept it interesting by watching Jessica Jones on Netflix and increasing my speed every mile. I started around 12:45 pace and got up to 10:45 for the last mile. It was a really awesome way to make the time pass, keep it interesting, and push myself! I also met up with some gym friends in the evening to walk and look at the lights in a local neighborhood. It was a nice way to loosen up my legs from my morning run. Holiday plans and training CAN co-exist! It just takes a little planning. 🙂
I also hit a big goal this week. I completed 750 miles for 2015!
I’m now looking forward to beating this in 2016. haha. I’ll have more about my 2016 goals, and how I feel I did in 2015 soon.
Alright lets get to it. Here’s how last week’s workouts shook out:
Monday – BodyAttack in the AM, 2 miles of hill running in the PM
Tuesday – BodyPump in the AM
Wednesday – RPM + BodyFlow in the AM
Thursday – BodyPump in the AM, 5 easy treadmill miles in the PM
Friday – Rest
Saturday – 4 miles easy
Sunday – 10 mile progression run + easy walk of an unknown distance
Believe it or not, I actually love running on the treadmill. It has made me a better runner because it forces me to stay on pace. This morning I had 10 easy miles planned but cold weather running < treadmill running so instead I stared running at an easy 12:45 pace and increased every mile to end at 10:45. All while watching Jessica Jones. 😉🏃🏻 #running #training #bermudamarathonweekend #treadmill #netflix #fitsnap
This week I am heading back to GRIT and I am excited (and a little nervous, honestly). I’m looking forward to a short work week, some relaxation with family, and of course fitting in some good work outs on the way.