So I’ll admit right now that this past week of training wasn’t the best. A few skipped workouts…I hope Coach Marc won’t be too mad
My uncle has been visiting from Paraguay so we have been showing him around. On Wednesday, we took him to the beach and spent the day there. That afternoon we had a memorial service to go to, so it was a busy day. Nonetheless, I did swim in the ocean for about 20 minutes – that counts as cross-training right?
One thing I’m proud of is the fact that I got up Friday morning and ran! I woke up, did my warm-up, and was out the door for an easy 3 mile run.
Okay, I’ll admit it was nice to have my run done before work. I may try to start doing this more often but no promises on if I can drag myself out of bed in the AM.
I did lift two times last week too. My sister has been lifting with me and her goal is to get stronger in the bench press – and she has! Isn’t it amazing how fast your muscles adapt and get strong? But let’s not talk about how fast you get out of shape too…because running wise I have been feeling so out of shape!
Okay this week I will do better. Here’s the plan:
Monday: upper body + cycling
Tuesday: lower body + 3 mile run
Thursday: upper body + 3 mile run
Friday: lower body + 3 mile run
Saturday: 35 min. swim
Sunday: 4.5 mile run
Even though I’ve been running more consistently, I still can’t imagine running a half marathon in November yet. I know I’ll get there but right now 3-4 miles is tough. I mean I can do it, but I feel winded and slow as molasses. But I guess you gotta start somewhere!
Do you have a hard time getting back into shape after a break?
Who’s running any races soon? I’m looking for a 5K race to do in the next few weeks!
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