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Saturday, April 2, 2016

Weekly Workout Recap!

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Well, this week did not go exactly as planned. I would have liked to run longer on Saturday and Sunday, but I was playing it safe due to a surprise pain in my ass that I really wanted to baby! Luckily my hard work paid off and since I backed off a bit, I am feeling pretty strong today... which is IMPORTANT because today is RACE DAY!!! I'll be back tomorrow with a race report for ya! In the mean time, here is my taper week. Nothing too exciting going on because I like to taper HARD.

Saturday- The plan was to do and easy 8 miler on the Conewago Trail, but I cut it short due to that dumb pain in my ass cropping up again. I wanted to play it safe so I stopped at 6 and finished it off by walking the last two miles. It made me sad and I was blue for the rest of the day.

Sunday- I gave my ass a bit of a break and lifted back at home. I also attempted some unassisted pull ups and only managed four. I wish I could tell you they were effortless but as you can see, they were not!

Pull Ups- 1x4
Band Asst. Wide Grip Pull Up- 4x6
Row- 4x8x25lb, 1x10x25lb
Bicycle Crunches- 5x40
Band Asst. Neutral Grip Pull Ups- 4x8
Stability Ball Pull Ins- 5x15
Bicep Curls- 5x10x20lb
Plank w/ Row- 5x10x10lb

Monday- I lifted chest at home. It was a dark and rainy Monday, but I was able to pull myself out of bed without feeling too blue. My workout was hard! I was still fatigued from Sunday's lifting session and couldn't even get my last rep of shoulder presses up.

Chest Press- 5x10x25lb
Push Ups- 10x10
Bicycle Crunches- 5x40
Shoulder Press- 5x10x20lb
Stability Ball Pull Ins- 5x15
Tricep Dips- 3x13
Chest Press (neutral grip)- 3x15x15lb

When I do push ups, I use these things called "the perfect push up" or something like that. 
Using them is a lot easier on my joints and forces me to have correct form. However, doing push ups with them is much harder on my muscles. I took lots of rest breaks in between my sets of push ups, but I was determined to make it to 100! 

Tuesday- I needed to do 8 miles for my sanity and I did it! For some reason, I don't feel like I can face a Tuesday without 8 miles under my belt. I ran an easy pace and the pain in my ass did not crop up. I was hyper aware of every little niggle for the entire run, so that was not fun. Tapers and races mess with my mind. I hate it.

Wednesday- 5 chill neighborhood miles. No pains or niggles at all! I AM A ROCK STAR!!!

Thursday- Since I had a lot of lesson cancellations on Thursday, I decided to sleep in and do my light upper body workout after school. It was nothing crazy and no core specific work. Respect the taper!

Chair Asst. Wide Grip Pull Ups- 5x15
Chest Press- 5x15x20lb
Chair Asst. Neutral Grip Pull Ups- 5x15
Chest Press (neutral grip)- 5x10x15lb
Shoulder Press- 5x12x15lb
Row- 5x15x15lb
Bicep Curls- 5x10x15lb
Tricep Dips- 5x15

Friday- COMPLETE REST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
How were your workouts this week?
Does Taper mess with your mind?


  1. I'm so glad your Wednesday run went well with no pain at all! Good luck!!! I can't wait to hear how it goes.

  2. Good luck, Megan! Let me know how it goes. I am sending all positive thoughts to you!

  3. Meg you are strong!!!!! Holy smokes!

    I can't wait to read your race recap. :)