Welcome to a new weekly series where I share my workouts. This is mostly a fun way for me to keep track of my progress and goals. I also hope that in some small way, by sharing my successes and challenges you will learn something new, be inspired, or, at the very least, be entertained.
Weekly Workouts (June 20-26, 2016)
Monday – ran 3 miles (10:04/mile average pace), abs (this video)
Tuesday – Flywheel
Wednesday – off
Thursday – off
Friday – off
Saturday – ran 4 miles (10:18/mile average pace)
Sunday – off
THOUGHTS: As I mentioned in my last post, I recently signed up for my first half marathon in October. While official training doesn’t start until mid-July (which I am now realizing is two weeks away, help!), my goal at this point is to build up my number of workout days per week, so that when training does start, my body doesn’t go into total shock.
Another current goal of mine is to incorporate at least one day of cross training and at least one day of yoga into my weekly routine, so that I am not just pounding the pavement. I recently have felt a twinge in my knee, and some annoying back pain, and I know that strengthening my full body as a whole (not solely running) will help with this.
Given all of this, I am okay with how this past week’s workouts went. I would have been VERY happy with this week if I had done some speed work on Thursday and yoga on Sunday. I got very tired towards the end of this week with long work days, a few late nights seeing shows, and PMS — all causing me to be sluggish and crave extra sleep and couch time.
GOAL FOR NEXT WEEK: To have 5 days of workouts on the books. I think I can do it!
INSPIRATION: If you are a fan of gymnastics and have a spare hour on your hands, I highly recommend you check out this documentary about The Ranch built by Bela and Martha Karolyi. I watched it on Sunday (when I was supposed to be at yoga) and thought it was really interesting. I loved following the Fierce Five in London back in 2012, and can’t wait to see who is chosen for the 2016 Olympic team. I will definitely be channeling these ladies’ strength and determination in my workouts this week.
That’s all for now. Have a great week!