Training Tuesday: April 30, 2019
Eventually, I’ll actually publish these posts on Tuesdays, but for now I am proud of myself for getting them published. Period. This week was pretty heavy on walking, but I’m really proud of myself for making exercise a consistent habit. Can you call two weeks consistent? Maybe not, but I’m running with it. I registered for a 10k fairly last minute and it was really nice to get back to that scene. I forgot how much I love race day energy, even for small races like this one.
April 22-28, 2019
Monday: 2 mile walk + 20 minutes strength. I subscribe to the Jillian Michaels fitness app and am trying to be more conscious of actually using it. I love how I feel with some definition and I know that strength training will only make me a stronger runner.
Tuesday: 3.1 mile walk. I planned on running, but my sister called as I was heading out the door, so opted for a long walk and talk instead. It was a great way to get in my steps for the day.
Wednesday: 4 mile run (13:14 pace). I did a 5 minute warm up walk, with 3 minute run/2 minute run intervials (x7), and walked until I hit 4 miles. I was proud for actually running all seven intervals. My tendency is to think I need to walk before I actually do, and there was temptation, but I persisted!
Thursday: 2 mile walk. I was feeling a bit under the weather, but it was nice to get some easy movement and fresh air.
Friday: 2.5 mile walk. I still didn’t feel great, but I knew that movement on Thursday made me feel marginally better, so I opted for another walk after I went to packet pickup for Saturday’s race.
Saturday: 6.26 mile run (11:35 pace). Other than a 5k last fall, I haven’t done a race in almost two years! That changed with the Rivertown Races 10k.
Sunday: 2.5 mile walk. I wanted to run again, but my knee was really hurting after the 10k, so I backed off a bit.