Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Workouts 08/27 - 09/02
Monday - Arms & Shoulders with a bit of core routine.
Tuesday - 4.1 miles in 45 (10:58) plus walking warm up/down. I ran a 2/1 per the coach's instruction to work on increasing my run/walk/run ratios. Mostly zone 2 with a bit of zone 3.
Wednesday - Chest & Back routine. I notice that Daily mile sometimes shows the non cardio workouts on the graph and sometimes does not. Maybe if I don't mark the time?
Thursday - 2.61 in 30 (11:29) plus walking warm up/down. I was trying for negative splits running zone 2 in the first 15 and zone 3 in the next 15. My HRM was totally dead so I ran by perceived exertion. First 15 minutes was 12:00 mm and last 15 minutes was 11:02.
Friday - Leg workout. Basically lots of lunges and squats.
Saturday - Diane's core workout. I did the 30 minutes but felt very blah. Did not sleep well. After lunch with friends we stopped at Target and ChocolateWife bought me a balance ball that is the right size! That should help my core work.
Sunday - 6.8 in 1:30 (13:14) plus warm up/down. Mostly zone 2 with a push at the end. This felt quite hot and hard and slow and the time shows.
Week - I only missed one workout and that was a 35 minute stretching routine on Saturday. I enjoyed all the work and this week is a sort of cardio only step back week. It is the first time I've had any scheduled days off since I began the coaching.
Weather - It is hot out. I am not dealing well with it. I think it is harder for me than in years past. Partly that may be that due to the new puppies I am running more in the evenings than I have in the past. And partly last year at this time I was doing long runs for my upcoming HM so I was setting an alarm for 4:30 or 5:00. This year I am heading out to run at 7:00 or 8:00 and it is slightly hotter. I've considered joining a gym but I don't want to spend the money or have to go somewhere to workout. One thing I love about running is the option to just walk out the door to run. I guess in a few weeks, it will cool down and be easier. My times seem slow and sluggish but I wonder if I am gaining speed and will see better times when the weather gets more reasonable.