I haven’t done a weekly recap in a while, mainly because my runs had been all over the place and not consistent…and then I got sick before my half marathon (which I didn’t run), and took 2 weeks off. But now it’s time to start building a base before Chicago Marathon training starts. Here’s what my training was like last week:
Monday: 3 miles. Hill intervals. The park by my house has 2 awesome hills for hill intervals. One is really steep and the other is more of a gradual hill. Both last about 1-1:30 minutes. So we did a warm-up, then ran up the steep hill and increased speed as it flattened out, walked/jogged down the other hill, and then ran up it once we got to the bottom. We did that for a total of 6 times then cooled down.
Tuesday: Track workout. This was supposed to be on Wednesday, but Wednesday was my brother’s birthday so I knew I wouldn’t be able to get a run in after work. So my mom and I did 3×400/800 on the track, where we ran 400 meters at a bit faster than 5K pace, then 800 meters at 5K pace with no break. This was killer!! My mom did it no problem but for some reason my legs felt like lead. In between each rep we jogged 400 meters. Total mileage was 4 miles.
Thursday: easy 5 miles + abs
Saturday: 4 treadmill miles + abs
Sunday: Off. Was supposed to run but I was out late Saturday night with friends, so needless to say I did not get off the couch on Sunday
I need to really work more on core strength. We did this Tone It Up video below and couldn’t even finish it. Sad.
Do you have any favorite abs/core videos you use? Please leave a link so I can add it to my routine!
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