Happy Monday! Who’s off today? If you are, I’m jealous. Just sat down at my desk after a 5 min. walk from my car in sub-zero temps…my fingers are numb!
Anyway, I wanted to talk about my training today. I got the idea from at a fellow runner I follow on Instagram, Melissa. Check her out for some runspiration, she’s awesome!
She posts weekly updates on her training, whether or not she’s training for something specific or not. I want to start doing the same in order to hold myself accountable, and get feedback from you all if needed. I’m not training for a specific race YET, but I know I want to do an April and/or May half marathon. Therefore, my training is kind of all over the place and not very scheduled, but I’ve been trying to make it to the gym at least 3 times a week.
So here it is!
Monday: 3 miles. I’ve been doing this treadmill speed workout once a week to try to get faster/comfortable with a challenging pace for me. I warm-up for a mile, then do 1:50 at 8.2 (which equates to one lap on the track at 7:19 pace). The first time I did it I couldn’t finish the workout (you’re supposed to do 6 reps, I did 3 or 4), but now it’s started to feel easier! Well, it’s still really tough but I no longer feel like I’m going to pass out
Tuesday: Strength workout. I had shared a 30 minute strength workout I’ve been doing (part of a workout plan I’m creating for an ebook), so that’s what I did today.
Thursday: My first 2-a-day workout! I actually enjoyed it. Well, I didn’t have to get to work until 1 so my morning workout started at 9:30 am (perfect time for me, I wish I could do that everyday). I did a 4 mile treadmill workout (2 minutes at 5K pace, 1 minute walk). After doing that 7:19 workout from above, my 5K goal pace (8:20) felt surprisingly easy! I hope this bodes well for my first 5K race once it gets warmer. PM Workout: Warmed up with 1 mile (so total 5 miles for the day), then did one of my 30 minute strength workouts.
Friday: Tried a spin class at a studio near my apartment and really enjoyed it! It’s called Revolution Indoor Cycling for my NJ peeps. I want to try doing spin at least once a week as cross training. The instructor was awesome and really energetic. Runners, do you find that spinning helps your running?
Weekend: Off. Dan’s cousin got married Saturday so we headed down early. It was a blast! It’s the first time I’ve worn a long dress since senior prom (so…a long time).
It was such a fun time and needless to say, the next day I did not have the energy to go to the gym
Overall, a great week of training. I am going to start running more to build my base. This training week was 8 running miles and 14 miles total including cross training. Now, can it stop being below zero so I can finally run outside again???
I’m linking up with Running Rachel and you should too! I love reading other people’s training logs, it really helps to motivate me.
Do you count your cross training miles into your weekly miles? How do you track your miles/training?
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