Monday, August 20, 2012
Workouts 08/13 - 08/19
I felt like I had a pretty good workout week last week. I missed one workout (Friday) but got the others done with some shifting.
Monday - (not shown on the graphic for some reason). 3.5 miles in 45 minutes (12:51) plus walking warm up/down. I wasn't scheduled to run until Tuesday but we had guests and it occurred to me that if I ran Monday evening I could avoid waking the household Tuesday morning early. It had rained and the temps were down into the 80s but I ran through millions of gnats which was pretty gross. Zone 2 run so pretty nice.
Tuesday - Arms/shoulders. I went through the script of exercises 2x. Definitely more doable with the weights than the last time I did it with books.
Wednesday - Chest & back strength training. Again through the script 2x.
Thursday - 3.5 miles in 45 minutes (12:51) plus walking warm up/down. I ran at lunch hour because I needed to work until 5:00. It was 85 when I started and 92 when I ended but I ran at the (deserted) track where there is a water fountain. Easy zone 2 and I worked on being relaxed and picking up my feet.
Saturday - 7 miles in 1:32 (13:08) plus walking warm up/down. A bit slower but also longer than the earlier week runs. Still mostly zone 2 but with 3 minute surges into zone 3. This run was scheduled for Sunday but I went to Houston overnight to see my nephew in a play.
Sunday - Saturday's core workout and then foam rolling workout. It should have been 30 minutes core but I got interrupted over and over by the kids and dogs and gave up after about 15 minutes. I did 20 minutes on the foam roller which was both wonderful and terrible. But watching the coaches' video did give me some tips on rolling that helped.
Other notes: My coach still wants me to work on eating more calories for breakfast and fewer for dinner. I'm finding it a bit challenging, especially with the puppies pulling some morning time.
I have not lost any weight since starting with the coach but then I didn't say that was my goal. My goal is really to get stronger and faster. I can't really tell if faster is working because how can I compare my times running in blistering hot weather to anything else. It's very apples to oranges but I do feel happy with the coaching.