Monday: The weather seemed to be really iffy for the week. They were calling for 40%-60% rain every afternoon, so instead of taking a rest day, we went ahead and did our speed work for the week. We had a standard warm up/cool down but the main set consisted of this: 200m ALL OUT followed immediately with a 400m MAX effort, repeating this 3 times with a 400m walk break between sets.
Plan: Rest Day
Actual: Track Workout (600m Superset) 200m: 6:49/M, 6:58/M, 6.57/M…..400m: 8:00/M, 7:47/M, 8:00/M
Tuesday: Since we did not take our rest day on Monday we took it on Tuesday.
Plan: Track Workout
Actual: Rest Day
Actual: Leg Extensions, Leg Curls, Calf Raises 4 sets of 12 reps….standard crunches, bicycle crunches, leg lifts, side crunches 25 reps each
Thursday: Thursday’s run work out was: Warm up .5M, main set x2 – 1 mile L1, 1 mile L1, .5m L2, .5m L3, .5m L1, then the 0.5 mile cool down was optional so I did not do all of it. After work took a Zumba class.
Plan: Endurance Run 6.5 – 7 miles, Zumba
Actual: Zumba, 6.8 miles
Friday: Work has been stressful all week, especially after one girl left and I think it finally caught up to me. So instead of running, I slept another 45 minutes and started working earlier than I planned.
Plan: 4 mile easy run
Actual: stayed in bed
Saturday: This weekend we decided to take some different trails out in the Chickamauga Battlefield and WOW did we hit a couple of good hills. One was totally straight up and I had to finally bend over hold my knees and walk up it. Total elevation was 1,409 feet, which might not be a lot for some but coming from maybe 300 feet elevation it was a lot!
Plan: 9-10 mile trail run
Actual: 9.75 trail run
Sunday: We decided since this was an easy run before church just to run in Ringgold and not drive over to the Battlefield. It was hot and so humid. Legs were jello most of the run, but it felt good and strong.
Plan: 5.5 mile easy run
Actual: 5.5 easy run – 0.25M WU/Cool Down, main set x2 – 1M L2, 1M L3, 0.5M L1
What I felt like after this weekends running workouts!
This upcoming week is going to be tough. I am flying out to Dallas Tuesday morning and will be returning Saturday late in Nashville. It’s going to be non-stop while I am in Dallas (Mary Kay Seminar), meaning very little sleep. Hope I can somehow squeeze in my workouts!
Do you try to get in all your workouts while traveling??