It’s been a pretty good training week around here in spite of my schedule being off and missing yoga class. Next week I should be back to my normal days, so I’ll get to go to my beloved Power Vinyasa class. Oh, and next week I think I’m going to run a very hilly 10K race on Saturday — though there’s a chance I’ll miss it due to a scheduling issue. We’ll see. At any rate, I’m looking forward to seeing if I can beat my previous (post-injury) 10K time of 1:01:49. I’m sure I won’t come close to the last time I ran this particular race (55:xx), but maybe I can get in under an hour? That would be really nice.
In other news, I’ve had a new (Valentine’s!) mix to listen to when running, which is full of songs that are mostly slower than my usual high-BPM running mix (of pop, hip-hop, and hip-pop), but I am nevertheless obsessed with it. This track is my favorite at the moment:
Yes, it’s a Bryan Adams cover. Shut it.
Monday: Rest day. I normally run on Mondays, but last week my long one was Sunday, so I pushed the schedule back by a day.
Tuesday: 4 miles, hill repeats. This time I did 5 reps up and down the hill. My pace going up is about two minutes slower than my pace going down, yet my effort going up is significantly greater. I want going up to start feeling easier.
Wednesday: Rest day.
Thursday Morning: 3.5 miles, easy pace. I felt a little slow and tired, but it was good to get it done.
Thursday Evening: 30-Day Shred, Level 2. I didn’t feel like doing PT this evening — and let’s face it; I almost never feel like doing PT — so I let Jillian boss me around instead. The workout has plenty of moves like what I do in PT anyway: planks, pushups, squats, lunges. Level two has the most hated squat thrusts during which I get a prime view of my thigh flab flapping around like a white flag waving in the wind.
Friday: PT. Lateral leg raises, bridges, clam shells, hip openers. Did while watching Girls. Not sure if I “enjoy” that show or not.
Saturday: 7 miles. It was a frigid, gale-force wind in my face for the last 2-3 miles (which are also a gradual incline). So, you know, that was fun. But I love that I can run seven miles now.
Sunday: Rest Day (with probable PT this evening). I hope I can motivate. Ugh. Edited to add: I did do PT. Yay, me! Squats, single-leg balances, resistance band walking, clam shells, hip openers.