I decided I am going to start posting my completed weekly workouts on Sunday or Monday, mostly to motivate myself to be consistent (I don’t want to end up posting a bunch of rest days!). I haven’t picked out a spring half marathon yet. Unfortunately I have scheduling conflicts with most of the ones I was interested in. I am going to keep looking and pick something, even if it doesn’t end up being until late May or early June. More time to train that way 🙂
So here’s how the past week shaped up:
Monday: 4.1 miles outside with the stroller 8:49 pace
Tuesday: 30 mins on the AMT machine at the gym and a 4 min plank (1 min front, 1 min each side, 1 min front with no rest)
Wednesday: 4.1 miles outside with the stroller 8:47 pace
Thursday: Speed work on the treadmill – 1 mile warm up, 8×400 repeats at 6:30-6:40 pace with 400 recoveries, 5 miles total
Friday: 5.1 miles outside with the stroller 9:00 pace – legs felt pretty tired for this one and it was WINDY!
Saturday: REST (but I did take Kai for a 30 min walk in the stroller)
Sunday: 10 miles at 8:45 pace with last two miles fastest
Totals: 28.3 miles + 30 min cross training
I’m happy with how the week went, since I am just starting to consistently run again after straining my calf. It is clear that I really need to do some core/hip work, but it’s hard to get it done at home. When I run at the gym, I almost always make a little time afterwards for core work and stretching, but since the weather was nicer this week and I was out with the stroller a lot, it fell by the wayside.
Speaking of running, this guy has been cruising around the house in his walker like a pro: