Well, this week started amazingly as far as training goes (not so much cooking, we were eating left overs for most of the week). Then Nemo hit. Now, with a name like Nemo, you’d think this could be a fun Disney run, but in reality it messes with you training plans! What was supposed to be a 10 mile outdoor run got canceled. What was also supposed to be my first Yoga class had to get tossed too I had to do my distance run on a treadmill. That many miles on a treadmill is so difficult for me, not physically, but mentally. But hey, a run on a treadmill is better than no run at all.
Monday – 6 x 800m with 90 second Recovery Intervals. Total Miles 3.5
Tuesday – Session with Trainer
Wednesday – 2 easy miles, 3 miles Short Temp, 1 easy mile. Total Miles 6
Thursday – Session with Trainer
Friday – supposed to be Yoga Class and 10 mile run, turned into rest day. Dinner: Pizza Roll
Saturday – 6.5 / 7.5 miles. It was hard for me to focus. I tried to get on the treadmill, couldn’t find my groove. Tried again later, with better success, but still not the 10. the 6.5 was what I did the 2nd time, the 7.5 includes the first attempt and warm-up.
Sunday – I min stairs, speed 13/forward squat presses @ 8# ea. (9 reps)/laterals @ 5# ea. (11 reps): set x 3. 250m row/”sit up” crunch (15 reps)/”sit up” crunch @6# (10 reps): set x 3. Bicep Presses @ 12.5# ea. (12 reps)/Butterflys @ 7.5# ea. (12 reps)/30 sec rest/Shoulder Presses @ 7.5# ea.(12 reps)/30 sec rest/Bicep curls @ 7.5# ea. (15 reps)/Skull crushers @ 5# ea. (12 reps): set x 2. Sauna 30 minutes. Dinner: Prime Rib (I <3 Omaha Steaks) and Creamy Polenta (I still <3 my crock pot).
So, what did this week teach me? Well, as you can see, I lack some serious upper body strength, but I’m working on it. I’ve also come a long way as far as my running. Doug pointed out, that although I did not do 10 miles, I didn’t give up. Last year, if I had gotten off the treadmill after my first failed attempt, I would have just made excuses and not tried again. This time, I tried again. Yay me! I also tried an ice bath again. While it feels so good on my legs, it was actually painful this time for me feet. Do they sell wet suit socks? I also learned that the Sauna is awesome. My trainer told me to get in there to help with my excess water weight (downside of drinking so much), but it was nice to just relax. And there it is.