This past week we had a weather rollercoaster in Baltimore, experiencing everything from heat and humidity to thunderstorms to wind and cold. One day I was running in layers and the next in shorts and a tank top. This past weekend we were back to the cold which felt pretty rough after the spring-like weather of last weekend. I’m still loving the lighter mornings but not excited for DST which is quickly approaching.
I didn’t do a great job of spacing out my runs this week and ended up running three days in a row. Part of the reason was the return to running excitement coupled with the warm weather. I would also look at the forecast and see wind and cold for later in the week and figured it wouldn’t hurt to get out there again while the weather was enjoyable. After Wednesday’s run my shin got a little sore and I knew I had pushed it too much. Two days off running and some tape seemed to do the trick.
I didn’t write down my workouts throughout the week which makes it really difficult to remember what I did. I also had this issue with my phone not wanting to save pictures for a few days, so I don’t even have Instagram to help me remember.
Monday: 3 miles and stability work
Tuesday: 3 miles and upper body strength training
This part of the week was easier to remember because I know I split up my strength training into upper and lower body on Tuesday and Wednesday. (The running is easier to look back on because of my Garmin)
Wednesday: 4 miles and lower body strength training
This was the run where my phone no longer wanted to store photos. I had upgraded my storage the previous week so it was frustrating. When I went into my settings I had plenty of storage. A few days later and I was able to figure it out.
Also, if I am remembering correctly it was really warm out for this run. I was in shorts and a tank top at 5:30am.
Thursday: 45 minutes spinning and core/hips
Finally back on the bike for some intervals followed by core and hip exercises. The wind was howling outside so I had no problem keeping my workout indoors.
Friday: Pure Barre Mile High Series 1 DVD
Fridays have become a day for Pilates or Barre over the past few weeks. This seems like a good way to get in additional strength training in a different way other than lifting weights. I really liked the Mile High Series 1 DVD and hope to continue including this in my routine.
Oh, and my phone was working again!
Saturday: 5 miles
A real feel of 25 degrees? Ugh. It’s supposed to be March. The weather actually felt ok it was just frustrating to layer up after running in shorts last Saturday.
Running: 4 runs, 15 miles
Yoga: None (oops!) However, I was really good about foam rolling
Strength Training: 1 upper body workout, 1 lower body workout, 1 Pure Barre DVD workout
This week my goal is to do a better job of spreading out my runs if possible. I know better than to do 3 days in a row especially after just coming back from 2 weeks off from running.
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How do you schedule your runs for the week? Do you try to spread them out?
How was the weather for you last week?
Do you have a hard time remembering your workouts if you don’t write them down?