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Saturday, April 16, 2016

Weekly Workout Recap!

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Happy Weekend!

Here is your weekly rundown of my workouts. No one really reads these, but I'm going to keep doing them because it is nice to have a record for myself! And I do like to reflect on the week.



Saturday- The goal was to do a LSD run. My pie in the sky mileage goal was 15 miles. I wasn't quite sure it was going to happen because I was pretty tired by mile 4. I did get a little pep in my step toward the end. Mentally, I really needed that long run to make me feel confident for my half in two weeks. I have no clue what my pace was because something is wrong with my Garmin.



Sunday- Paul wanted to lift at Planet Fitness, so I ran on the treadmill. I ran 5 easy miles and walked 1 mile. My hamstring felt a little tight, so I didn't want to do anything too crazy. Then when we were walking around shopping later, I felt a little bit of that PITA. It was gone the next day. Ugh. Is this a thing now? While I was waiting for Paul to get done, I did a 2 minute forearm plank. Normally I only plank after a lifting session and my arms are so tired that I can barely hold it for 30 seconds!


Monday- I lifted back at home while watching 48 Hours!


Chair Asst. Wide Grip Pull Ups- 5x15
Band Asst. Neutral Grip Pull Ups- 2x8, 3x6
Dumbbell Row- 5x10x25lb
Bicep Curl- 5x10x15lb
Plank w/ Row- 5x10x10lb
Bicycle Crunches- 5x40
Stability Ball Knee Tuck- 5x15

Tuesday- I lifted chest at home. I thought about going for a short run as well but then decided against it. I'd have enough running to do tomorrow.


Chest Press- 5x10x25lb
Push Ups- 5x10
Shoulder Press- 5x10x20lb
Chest Press (neutral grip)- 5x15x15lb
Tricep Dips- 5x15
Bicycle Crunches- 5x40
Stability Ball Knee Tuck- 5x15

Sit ups on stability ball- 5x15x10lb

Wednesday- My one and only "fast" run after my 10 miler and before my half marathon. 10 miles w/ 6 @ goal HM pace (7:25-7:28). It didn't go well. The whole thing was hard. My splits were all over the place but averaged out to 7:28. As of this morning, I did not feel well prepared for April 23rd!


Thursday- I did almost the exact same back workout as Monday except I did many, many more band assisted pull ups. At some point I lost count and basically went to failure.

Friday- Apparently, Chinese food is a GREAT source of fuel for me, because that's what I had for dinner on Thursday evening and then my 6 miler Friday morning was AWESOME. I had to make myself slow down. I was running anywhere between a 7:30-8:10 and it felt completely effortless. I didn't even have a runners high when I was done because I didn't even feel like I pushed myself! It was great. I feel a little more confident than I did a couple days ago. Progress is not always linear!
How were your workouts this week?

12 comments:

  1. Glad to hear you got your confidence back! Since I'm not currently training for anything my workout have been less than I would have liked. 10 miles on the bike was all I did!

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    1. Did you bike outside or do you have a spin bike or something?

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  2. Yay for Friday's run, Megan. I always tell myself that progress is not linear. My workouts were awesome. 4 runs, 1 swim, 1 ride and 4 days of weigths (trying a new split). Now in California for the weekend and it's so busy so will be having 3 days of rest. Will be so ready to workout again on Tuesday!!

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    1. That's right, you are in SAN FRAN!!! :) I hope you are having a ton of fun!

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  3. I can't imagine feeling like Chinese food because it makes me bloat so much! I should really start making these weekly recaps for myself as well because I know in the future looking back on them will be motivating!

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    1. Yeah you should!

      I know Chinese doesn't seem ideal and it prob wasn't even the reason I felt awesome, but it's just funny. :)

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  4. Yum love Chinese! I notice that when I have a bad run, usually the next one is GREAT! I'm glad you had a confidence boosting run. :)

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    1. Thanks HEather! I know you know how important the confidence boosting runs are!

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  5. Glad you had a great Friday run! It's tough to only do one race pace workout between your two races. Don't let it get you too worried! I'm sure you are totally ready for your race.

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    1. I hope so! My Fri and Sat runs (sat as in yesterday) really made me feel good. Hopefully I feel good race day too!

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  6. Hey, if Chinese food works, that is a good tidbit to tuck away.
    I really need to get my strength training back on track, going to exhaustion sounds good to me, I have not pushed like that in a few weeks now.
    You had a good week! Does not having your Garmin working right make you nutty? It would kill me.

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    1. It is starting to work again! I don't know what was wrong. Paul resent it. It works. It may go weird again.

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