So, this wasn’t a great week for training (and cooking) as far as the frequency of my runs and workouts went, but the quality was a LOT better. So although I didn’t do as much as I wanted to, I felt really good about what I did do, including running my fastest “distance” run to date…which may not be that fast to you, but it’s fast to me, so here we go!
Monday – Rest Day, I was fighting something again. Dinner: slow roasted pork shoulder (I <3 my crockpot)
Tuesday – session with trainer (just to give an idea, as a warm-up, we do 5,4,3,2,1s which is 500m row, 40 squat presses -that’s with weights, 30 sit-ups, 20 modified push-ups -I have no triceps and 10 Tricep dips. Did I mention this is a warm-up and not even the workout?) Anyway…Dinner: Baked Ziti, my first time using multi-grain pasta!
Wednesday – Run 400m, 600m, 800m, 1000m, 800m, 600m, 400m with 400m recovery intervals (4.5 miles). I felt REALLY good at not giving up at the speed I went.
Thursday – session with trainer. I showed a lot of progress in my training, so much so that I even got another “great job” text hours after I left. I never get those.
Friday – should’ve run, but instead babysat 20 month old twins. I dare anyone to tell me that’s not a workout!
Saturday – 1 easy mile, 5 miles at medium tempo (which I actually did more at my short tempo pace). Also assisted with 20 month old twins again
Sunday – SUPERBOWL. Superbowl parties are a holiday in my house and so, party prep is exhausting and leaves little time for anything else.
I had wanted to do 3 runs, I only got 2 in, but the 2 I did went really well. Plus after 6 miles I took my first ice bath! As soon as I was OK with losing all feeling in my feet, it was actually pretty relaxing and felt kinda good.