Last time I checked in I mentioned that I would be spending the weekend celebrating a bachelorette party with my friend in Newport, RI. Well, the next day I found out that my train there was cancelled due to the derailment in Philadelphia. After a few hours of looking into other options, I realized there was just no affordable/practical way to get there. Of course I was disappointed, but at the same time I was just grateful that myself or anyone I knew was not on the train that derailed. So instead of drinking wine and relaxing on the beach, I spent the weekend doing errands and household chores- fun, right?
Anyway, here is how my week of workouts looked last week. I cut back on my long run and added some faster runs throughout the week.
Monday: 4 miles with fartleks (4 sets of 3-5 minutes at a hard pace- these were about 7:20) and core work. In the evening I did a 45 minute free online yoga video.
Tuesday: Another humid run, but kept this one at an easy pace for 3 miles. Went to my chiropractor in the evening where I learned some new exercises.
Wednesday: 15 minutes elliptical, Body Pump, and CX worx
Thursday: 4.4 miles that sort of ended up being a tempo run. I ran a mile easy and then tried to keep my pace around 7:50-8:00 min/miles. Chiro again in the evening where I get watched very closely while I do my exercises.
Friday: Iron Strength workout and core work in the morning, 20 minute easy yoga in evening
Saturday: 6 miles at an easy pace and core work
Total: 17.4 miles
I’ve also continued to foam roll and use my other “torture devices” daily. This week I have realized that I really have poor stability in my upper body and my hips don’t move correctly based on some of the exercises I have been learning. I’ve bee doing things like planks with leg lifts and dead lifts with a dowel…which I used to think I was able to do but apparently I was not doing them correctly! Even my push-ups needed alot of work. So its been back to the basics to retrain my body to use proper form. This is much harder than it sounds when you are used to doing things a certain way:)
Because of the changes I have been working on I will probably keep my mileage about the same for now as I learn to incorporate these changes into my running. I’m just glad to be out there regularly again!
How were your workouts last week?
Have you ever had a trip cancelled at the last minute?
Ever worked on changing your form?