Once upon a time, I used to write a weekly workout recap – how they went, what I did, and how I felt, etc – and I really enjoyed it. It was fun to write about it! Plus, I’m able to write more here than I can fit in my training log. Haha! Then, I kinda got away from it because 1. I wasn’t really working out as much – I mean, really, how interesting is “I walked 5 miles” or “I’m not allowed to squat because my knee is busted?” Not very. – and 2. one person once suggested to me a while ago that she “didn’t want to read that” and it kind of threw me.
One person. ONE. And I stopped doing what I enjoyed. Well, it’s 2018 and I’m not about that life anymore. You don’t want to read it? Fine. Just skip it and come back for what you do want to read. 🙂
Happy New Year! I had a time trial and a strength workout on my schedule today and when I woke up, it was 17 degrees with a real feel of 5 degrees. Um. That’s cold.
But, the Y was closed and the treadmill was not an option so …. I layered up and out the door I went. For the time trial, I had a mile warm-up, 2 miles as strong as I could go, and then 1/2 – 1 mile cool down. I made sure to do a lengthy warm-up inside before I headed out the door so I wouldn’t be all creaky and slow. LOL. Surprisingly, considering I felt like dog doo, my two fast miles clocked in at an 8:00/mile pace! I seriously felt like I was slogging through mud so I’m pretty pleased about that. 🙂 My warm-up mile could have (probably should have) been a little slower but, oh well, what are you going to do? Seriously, though, I thought that would have been at least 9:00 or slower. *shrug*
I waited until the afternoon to do the strength workout and I ended up bringing weights into the house because it was just too cold to work out in my garage. I really need to get a heater for out there! Workout included sumo squats (used kettlebells), bent over rows, step-ups (thankfully, I have stairs in my house! LOL), thrusters (or, as I like to call them, soul suckers. ugh), push-ups, and front-back lunges. I’ll tell you what, those thrusters, and lunges darn near broke me after that time trial. OOF.
4 mile shake out run! Was so NOT feeling the cold weather and the Y was open so …. treadmill time! It wasn’t bad. The treadmill is so boring to me. I don’t listen to music and our Y is small (and old) and the treadmills don’t have individual screens so I can’t “watch” TV. I just grabbed one that enabled me to look outside the whole time. Set the speed at 6.5 and the incline to 1 and off I went. Followed that up with a core workout and quickly discovered that I have been seriously neglecting my core workouts. :/ Um, yeah, that stops now.
Holy cow, I should have stayed home. LOL. My quads were SO not happy. I was climbing hills like dear hill, please flatten now, thankyouverymuch. Haha. Honestly, some points she suggested we were at resistance 20 and I was like, how about 16? :/ Covered 22 miles though! *high five*
Then, I went and did a strength workout right afterwards. What was I thinking?
Oh yeah, I was thinking that I didn’t want to do it later. Dumbell deadlifts, kneeling single arm press, walking lunges, chest press, heartbeat squats, and reverse flys, oh MY!
What’s a heartbeat squat? Hold a weight, squat, pump the weight straight out from your chest and back (ga-gung), and stand back up. Don’t cry. LOL
Does resting include shoveling and clearing copious amounts of snow off a truck? Yeah, I didn’t think so.
Snow on the ground, snow on the ground, can’t go out and run because there’s too much snow (and ice) on the ground. lol In fact, the Y had a delayed opening because of the weather so I had to sit around and wait until they opened before I could get my run in. Have I ever mentioned that I’m not the most patient person?
When they finally opened, I was in like Flynn to do my run. 3 miles with 45 second pick-ups even 1/2 mile. Followed that up with a core workout. What? Two in one week? Who am I? lol Actually, as much as today’s sucked, it felt good too. 🙂
I can’t believe I will probably have to do my long run on the ‘mill too. *sigh* It was 9 degrees, felt like -3 degrees today and it’s not going to get any warmer. Until next week. When it jumps up to the 50s. Good grief.
Holy crap, did I move to Siberia and not realize it?! Dude, that’s cold.
Long run on the treadmill, baby! 7 miles at a 9:07/mile pace. I probably should have run slower but I expected the treadmill to shut off after an hour and I wanted to get as much done as possible (at least 6 miles) so I wouldn’t have to stop and then restart. But, plot twist – the treadmill didn’t stop so I was able to keep going all the way to 7! And it actually felt okay! (except for that small point around 5 3/4 miles where my sock shifted in my shoe. what was up with that? UGH!) I guess they’ve changed the treadmill time settings – thank goodness – and now, it’s just the honor system (60 minute time cap) if it’s busy. Which it never is because I live in a podunk cow/pig town. LOL I’m really glad they changed the settings, though. Not that I really want to do long runs on the ‘mill, but if I have to again, I can and I can go for longer! #bonus
Honestly, I should probably do yoga on Sundays. At least 30 minutes or something. I still might. I’ll let you know next time around. 🙂
So, even with all the nasty weather, I finished out the week with 17.86 miles running, 22.4 miles on the bike, 2 strength workouts, 2 core workouts, and probably 60-70 total minutes of shoveling snow. Solid week. 🙂
How did your week of workouts go?